The National Food & Beverage Foundation is a nonprofit educational and cultural organization dedicated to the discovery, understanding and celebration of food, drink and its related culture and folklife in America and the world.
Because everyone eats, all aspects of food and drink—culture and geography, anthropology and history, economics and politics, law and policy, media and the arts, science and technology—reveal the state of the world. The National Food & Beverage Foundation is home to several entities: the Southern Food & Beverage Museum, The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC), the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library, and Pacific Food & Beverage Museum. NatFAB continues to grow into the nation's most comprehensive cultural institution studying food and drink.
The National Food & Beverage Foundation holds events in New Orleans and around the country, exploring the food and drink culture of the world in a variety of forums. Take a look at our Events Page to see what's happening now near you. To learn more about the various projects of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, sign up for our newsletter below.
Our theme for Middle School Week was New Orleans Restaurants, and we had a great time recreating some of the famous dishes from around the city.
The Rouses Culinary Innovation Center was the stage for a delightful panel discussion focusing on women in the culinary field, part of the Yes Ma'am series of events held in New Orleans on June 15 by the John Besh Foundation.
The Museum of the American Cocktail hosted the annual State of the Art fundraiser on July 18th, celebrating independent American spirits with local bartenders and their delicious cocktails.
Our fifth week of camp was jam packed with fun and cooking all revolving around our board game inspired themes!
Week 4 of Kids Camp was a huge success, with a fun filled week of cooking based on our European theme.
Did you know that the National Food & Beverage Foundation runs the National Culinary Heritage Register? Learn more here!
In our third week of our annual Kids Camp, we had a music themed week, revolving all of our cooking around the music genre of the day!
On Saturday, June 24th the Southern Food & Beverage Museum hosted the second annual Big Top Cake Competition, showcasing the finest work of area bakers with their fantastically decorated cakes.
For Week 2 of our annual Kids Camp, we had a great time with a Disney themed week packed with cooking and fun!
Culinaria Center Director Pepper Bowen shares her views on what we should do with Asian Carp, an invasive species around the country.