The Culinary Trust
P.O. Box 273
New York, NY  10013


The Culinary Trust is a nonprofit organization founded by Julia Child and other International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) members in 1984.  Our mission is to give culinary professionals the tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in the world of food.

The Culinary Trust acts in four programmatic areas:

1.  Grants:  supporting education, research and writing.
2.  Sustainability:  connecting people, land and food.
3.  Endangered Treasures:  preserving culinary heritage.
4.  Richard Sax Memorial Hunger Relief: helping fight hunger one community at a time.


  • Funded the restoration of the Marcus Apicius manuscript, one of two remaining copies of a 9th century copy of a 2nd century manuscript.
  • Organized Urban Food & Farm Symposium at IACP Conference featuring Kim Severson, Kamal Mouzawak, Deborah Kane and Ann Forsthoefel along with 12 experts on urban food and farming today.
  • Organized workshop featuring Michel Nischan on how to purchase sustainable foods for your foodservice business.  Workshop also featured Jim Dodge of Bon Appetit Management Company, Karen Barela of Culinary School of the Rockies.  Provided culinary professionals with concrete knowledge on how to begin to change their purchasing programs from small restaurants to institutional foodservice.
  • Since 1992, The Culinary Trust has provided an annual grant to a hunger relief organization in the IACP conference host city.
  • Since 1984, provided scholarships for culinary education, grants for seasoned writers, and independent study, totaling over a million dollars.

Current Projects:

  • Building endowment for the Jacques Pepin scholarship for a minority high school student.
  • Increasing the endowment for the Julia Child Endowment fund for independent study in France or Italy.
  • Upcoming partnership with IACP in New York City with educational workshops on Urban Food & Farming, school food and culinary history of New York.
  • Rare cookbook and culinary manuscript digitization project.
  • Educational workshops for culinary professionals on how to build a vibrant and sustainable food system: working together to change what and how we eat.

How can you help?

The Culinary Trust is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Sponsors are sought for individual projects as well as for fundraising events.  For more information, contact Karin Endy at


Karin Endy, Chair
The Culinary Trust
P.O. Box 273
New York, NY  10013