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.
SoFAB's Culinary Programming Director, Jyl Benson, shares updates from the Culinary Entrepreneurship Program.
Enjoying the new and old traditions of food and celebration in New Orleans.
Culinaria Center Director Pepper Bowen explores the history of Louisiana's wild pig problem, and finds the best possible solution.
SoFAB Culinary Programming Director Jyl Benson shares her favorite holiday recipe from SoFAB!
A message from our fearless leader as we come to the end of 2017...
Without the teams of wonderful volunteers that help at all of our events, we would be a much different organization!
Happy Thanksgiving from the John & Bonnie Boyd Hospitality & Culinary Library!
SoFAB's Education Director Jennie Merrill is getting excited for the last Kids in the Kitchen programs of 2017!
Culinaria Director Pepper Bowen explores the impact of genetrification on grocery stores, restaurants, and food access for all.
In 2018, the Southern Food & Beverage Museum celebrates 10 years of being open! We kicked off the year of celebrations on Wednesday, October 25th with a slew of awards, speakers, and cheese.