The Smithsonian Food History Gala
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A special virtual event featuring the presentation of the Julia Child Award
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2020
sixth annual Smithsonian Food History Gala
in support of the Smithsonian American Food History Project.
THE VIRTUAL EVENING WILL FEATURE
the presentation of the Julia Child Award by
The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts
ABOUT THE GALA
Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Smithsonian’s 6th annual Gala and Food History Weekend will be presented in a largely virtual format in 2020. Although we will miss welcoming our many audiences and special guests to the National Museum of American History as we have for the past five years, the health and safety of our audiences and staff are of primary importance. Rest assured that we have developed a dynamic series of online talks, demonstrations, interactive conversations, and activities around this year’s theme, Food Futures.
ABOUT THE JULIA CHILD AWARD
The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts established the Julia Child Award in 2015 to honor an individual who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats, and drinks.
The award was created by the Foundation to continue to foster the impact and contributions Julia Child made during her lifetime. Jacques Pépin was presented with the first-ever Award at the inaugural Gala in 2015; Rick Bayless was the 2016 recipient of the Award; Danny Meyer was the 2017 recipient, and Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger earned the award last October.
For more information on the Julia Child Award, please visit the website of the Julia Child Foundation.