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The Culinary Trust

The Culinary Trust, IACP's philanthropic foundation, connects culinary professionals with the broader community by providing tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues in the world of food.


Whether you're looking for a way to give back to the culinary community or to expand your own horizons, The Culinary Trust (aka TCT) can help you make the right connections. TCT achieves its mission through scholarships and grants for students and professionals, grants for hunger alleviation, cookbook preservation and restoration, and educational programs such as the recent IACP-TCT New York Regional Conference and those conducted in concert with IACP's Kids in the Kitchen, Food History, and Food Policy interest sections.

For more information about how to get involved with TCT, visit their website or contact:



TCT started its corporate life in 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 were 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.

Recognizing the close affinity of its mission with the goals of the IACP, in 1994, CAREF changed its name to the IACP Foundation and spent the next ten years working closely with IACP to promote culinary research and education, as well as charitable activities such as hunger relief. By 2004, the IACP Foundation saw a need and opportunity to expand its efforts to include the preservation of culinary heritage in our rapidly changing foodways. The IACP Foundation changed its name to the all-inclusive The Culinary Trust, reflecting its updated mission. While still working closely with the IACP, TCT serves the broad public interest and is focused on giving culinary professionals the tools and opportunities to understand and act on critical issues on the world of food.

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