The Culinary Trust

Richard Sax Grant


The Culinary Trust & International Association of Culinary Professionals congratulates the 2013 Richard Sax Grant recipient, Oakland Food Connection

IACP conference attendees partner each year with The Culinary Trust to make a contribution to a hunger relief organization in the conference host city. This year’s recipient is Oakland Food Connection, located in Oakland, CA in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Oakland Food Connection promotes nutritional awareness, access to healthy foods, and connections between people and our planet. Since its founding in 2005, OFC has established programs that support school and community gardens, community-based farmers markets, and youth entrepreneurship projects. Their health-focused approach is intended to combat high rates of preventable diseases (such as diabetes, asthma, cancer and obesity).  OFC helps local area residents improve access to health-promoting resources such as healthy food and green space, while empowering youth to develop as skilled leaders and change agents capable of creating healthy environments for their communities.

Please show your support for OFC by making a tax deductible donation to The Culinary Trust along with your conference registration, or click here to make a Richard Sax Grant designated donation.


Richard Sax was an IACP member, a prolific writer who contributed to many leading magazines and the author of nine cookbooks. He won a James Beard Award and a Julia Child Award for Classic Home Desserts. He was the founding chef-director of Food & Wine and a columnist for Bon Appétit. He worked tirelessly for Gods Love We Deliver, an organization that provides food to people housebound with AIDS, the Whole Food Project of Manhattan Center for Living; and The Food and Hunger Hotline. He championed the causes of those who were victims of hunger, homelessness or prejudice, and devoted passionate energy to many food-related causes. He received the Humanitarian Award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) for his charitable work and the prestigious James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award. He died in 1995 at the age of forty-six.

The Culinary Trust had a hunger-relief fund in place in 1992 as part of its philanthropic outreach. Donations were received from members through the annual conference registration form. In 1996, after Richards death, a fund drive was started by Harriet Bell, Flo Braker, Barry Estabrook, Roy Finamore, Nick Malgieri, CCP, Rux Martin and Judith Weber, all IACP members, to memorialize him and support a cause that he actively worked for – hunger-relief. Attaching Richards name to the Trusts hunger-relief fund seemed like a perfect fit and made the fund appeal personal. The Trust continues to combine interest earned from the fund with IACP annual conference attendees to administer a one-time grant in IACPs annual conference host city.


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