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 Education Director Jennie Merrill is getting excited for the last Kids in the Kitchen programs of 2017!
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.
SoFAB's fourth annual Cirque de Cuisine was a great success this year! Everyone enjoyed seeing behind the walls of the French Quarter and exploring the beautiful kitchens.
SoFAB's Oral History Intern, Rachel Wallace, is running an oral history project on king cake and looking for participants to share stories of King Cake, Mardi Gras, and more!
Liz Williams contemplates the world of Italian products, American terroir, and culture.
The SoFAB Pantry has made some updates this summer! Check out what we're excited to have on the shelves this fall, and get ready to add to your own cookbook collection.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum opens a new exhibit on your computer! Creole Chefs of New Orleans is now online and ready for you to explore.
Director of Education Jennie Merrill shares a few highlights from the 2017 Summer Kids Culinary Camp.
The Southern Food & Beverage Museum wraps up the last of the summer programming and looks to the fall.
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.