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Meet our 2016 Food Writing Fellows

Working with the Julia Child Foundation, we launched a new initiative to provide food writing internships with five Edible magazines and the online site, Civil Eats. Each Fellow was selected based on the strength of their application and writing samples. We allowed each of our partner sites to collaborate with The Culinary Trust to determine […]

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Our 2016 Food Action Grant: LA Kitchen and the power of food

Via the Richard Sax Food Action Grant, each year The Culinary Trust provides support and funds for a hunger-based initiative in the city where the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals is held. In 2016, we are delighted to support the ground-breaking work of L.A. Kitchen. LA Kitchen was founded by Robert Egger […]

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Listen to Stories from our Immigrant Food Writing Workshop

In October 2015, The Culinary Trust launched a new food writing program with an action-packed multimedia journalism workshop, “Food in 2 Worlds,” which focused on telling immigrant food stories using sound. A diverse group of 12 journalists traveled to New York from near and far including from San Francisco, Austin, Charleston and Calgary, and represented […]

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About The Culinary Trust

The Culinary Trust: Funding the Future of Food

The Culinary Trust funds individual grants, internships and training for food writers covering important topics in food. We also support creative solution-driven programs in the fight against hunger via our Richard Sax Food Action Grants. 

The Culinary Trust started its corporate life on February 7, 1984 under the name Cooking Advancement Research and Education Foundation (CAREF). Its first Trustees were the late Julia Child, CCP, Shirley Corriher, CCP, and Marlene Sorosky, CCP. CAREF was a charitable foundation formed to support research and education in the broad fields of culinary studies, whether from a scientific, literary or practical standpoint. Among CAREF’s significant accomplishments was providing scholarships for culinary education and grants for culinary research at a time when the culinary field was emerging from its popular perception as a trade to its current status as a profession.

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The International Association of Culinary Professionals is The Culinary Trust's supporting membership based organization. The IACP connects culinary professionals with the people, places, and knowledge they need to succeed.

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