Food History Gala
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Ticket Purchase /or/ Sponsorships

Food History Gala

Join us for the fourth annual Smithsonian Food History Gala, a special evening dedicated to celebrating the people and places that make America’s food history extraordinary. A dynamic crowd of food professionals, practitioners, and enthusiasts will join together at the nation’s history museum for a night like no other.

The highlight of the evening will be the fourth annual presentation of the Julia Child Award by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, with remarks by guest speaker Bobby Flay. Stay tuned for the announcement of the award recipient soon!

The Food History Weekend has been named “The Best Festival for Food Lovers” by Washington City Paper, and the Gala is one of Washington, DC’s premier culinary events. Join us around the table to celebrate American food in 2018!

Current sponsors:

Gold $25K Level
The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Silver $10k Level
Clark Construction Group, LLC
Al and Angela Diaz
Potomac Construction Services
Wegmans
Johanna Mendelson Forman, Creator of Conflict Cuisine©, Building Peace, One Plate at a Time

Bronze $5k Level
Bon Appétit Management Company
John Deere

All proceeds from the Gala will help support Smithsonian Food History programs and research at the National Museum of American History.

Sponsor Level:

Gala Title Sponsor: $100,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Title Sponsor listing in invitation, program journal, and press releases
  • Prominent seating for 2 tables of 10 at the event
  • 2-page color advertisement with prime placement in the program journal
  • Opportunity to make remarks at the Gala
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for 1 year
  • 4 tickets to attend the After Hours event the following evening of the Food History Weekend
  • The tax-deductible portion of the contribution is $96,000

Platinum Sponsor: $50,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Platinum Sponsor listing in invitation, program journal, and press releases
  • Prominent seating for 1 table of 10 at the event
  • Full page color advertisement with prime placement in the program journal
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for 1 year
  • The tax-deductible portion of the contribution is $48,000

Gold Sponsor: $25,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Gold Sponsor listing in event invitation and program journal
  • Preferential seating for 1 table of 10 at the event
  • Full page color advertisement in the program journal
  • Recognition on a donor panel located on the Museum’s main floor for 1 year
  • The tax-deductible portion of the contribution is $23,000

Silver Sponsor: $10,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Silver Sponsor listing in event invitation and program journal
  • 10 tickets to the event
  • Half page color advertisement in the program journal
  • The tax-deductible portion of the contribution is $8,000

Bronze Sponsor: $5,000 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • Bronze Sponsor listing in event invitation and program journal
  • 4 tickets to the event
  • Quarter page color advertisement in the program journal
  • The tax-deductible portion of the contribution is $4,200

Museum Sponsor: $2,500 Level
Sponsorship includes:

  • 2 tickets to the event
  • Museum sponsor listing in the program journal
  • The tax-deductible portion of the contribution is $2,100


For individual tickets to the Gala, please go to the ticket form.

For more information, please contact Kari Fantasia, Deputy Director for External Affairs at 202-633-3302 or FantasiaKa@si.edu.

If sponsorship is not an option, please contact us regarding other ways to support the American Food History Project including advertising purchases, in-kind donations, and individual ticket sales.