LAKitchen1The Culinary Trust’s Programs

We focus on three core areas:

  • Supporting innovative community-supported hunger relief:

    Our Richard Sax Food Action Grant. This grant historically has been awarded to an organization in the city hosting the annual International Association of Culinary Professionals conference.

  • Encouraging Food Writing that Makes a Difference

    • Food in 2 Worlds: A weekend intensive to train writers to tell stories of immigrant food cultures via audio. Developed by the award-winning team behind Feet in 2 Worlds, this program is held at the New School in New York. Dates for 2019 are June and will be held in San Francisco.
    • The Food Op-Ed Program: The Trust provided monetary support for this program developed by the University of the Pacific in partnership with the Op-Ed Project. The goal: to provide training and support to encourage more op-ed pieces in major media on critical issues in food.
  • Empowering passionate leaders tackling important issues in food

    In the past, these programs were funded via our Jacques Pepin Educational Grants and Scott Givot Leadership Grants.

Individual and Project Grants

Our cause-driven grant opportunities include start up and “step ahead” funding for programs and projects that address critical food issues, and those issues can be identified and defined by the applicant.  The Culinary Trust is a 501 (c) (3) philanthropic foundation of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, with a mission to provide culinary professionals the tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in food.