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The Culinary Trust Announces “Food in 2 Worlds” Multimedia Food Journalism Workshop In NY

July 6, 2015
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FI2W October 2015 Workshop Promo

The Culinary Trust is excited to announce a partnership with Feet in Two Worlds and New School in New York to present the “Food in 2 Worlds” multimedia journalism workshop, which will focus on food stories from immigrant communities.

Attendance is limited to just 12 participants, and is an incredible opportunity to work closely with storytellers and producers from programs including StoryCorps, NPR’s Here and Now, and WNYC’s Sporkful. Applications are open now through August 1.

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The vitals:

Where: The New School, New York, NY
Friday, Oct 16, 5 pm – 10 pm
Saturday, Oct 17, 8:30 am – 6 pm
Sunday, Oct 18, 10 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $250 (includes all instruction, materials, use of recording equipment and meals).  Scholarships and travel stipends are available to qualified applicants.

Food is culture, food is family, food is health, food is politics, food is tradition. Food can make living in a new land with unfamiliar customs and a new language tolerable for immigrants. Food is also one of the most enduring points of connection for Americans who have lost touch with the culture and language of their immigrant ancestors. This intensive workshop is designed for journalists, journalism students and culinary professionals who want to tell compelling and insightful food stories from immigrant communities. Participants will learn basic skills in audio recording and production. Writing skills will also be emphasized. Each participant to leave the workshop with at least one fully produced multimedia story for the web and story pitches for future work vetted by a panel of editors and veteran journalists.

Under a grant from The Culinary Trust, and its Growing Leaders Food Writing program, Feet in 2 Worlds, an award-winning radio and web journalism project at the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School, will bring together twelve veteran and emerging food journalists and culinary professionals for a two-and-a-half day intensive workshop, “Food in 2 Worlds”.  Attendees will study audio production and multi-media story-telling, and will work with a team of professional editors and radio producers to develop stories about food in immigrant communities. The Culinary Trust’s Growing Leaders Food Writing Program is funded with the generous support of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Presenters include:

Von Diaz – producer StoryCorps
Jocelyn Gonzales – veteran radio producer and audio engineer, co-producer of the Food in 2 Worlds podcast series
Kathy Gunst – Resident Chef on NPR’s Here and Now, James Beard Award winning journalist
John Rudolph – executive producer of Feet in 2 Worlds, co-producer of the Food in 2 Worlds podcast series
Anne Noyes Saini – associate producer WNYC’s Sporkful


Questions, comments? Email the program organizers directly at or contact Lexi Van de Walle, The Culinary Trust,

About The Culinary Trust (

The Culinary Trust s a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1984 by Julia Child and other members of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. The Culinary Trust provides tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in food, including professional development scholarships, grants and internships to new and experienced culinary professionals, educational workshops, and support to hunger relief organizations. Since its establishment, The Culinary Trust awarded more than 500 scholarships, grants and internships (equaling more than $1.5 million).

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