With an annual event that has become a favorite among students, Smith celebrates the passion of alumna Julia Child, Class of 1934. Author of a dozen cookbooks and host of the long-running PBS television series The French Chef, Child is credited with changing the way we think about food in America.
The first Julia Child Day, held in 2004, featured a panel discussion, “Julia Child: A Zest for Living,” a celebration of food, pleasure and culture. Themes since then have ranged from “How Communities Come Together Through Food” to “What I Learned in the Kitchen.”
Smith will celebrate Julia Child Day on November 21, 2013, with special dinner menus in the student dining rooms.