Julia Child’s Centennial Celebration

Julia Child Poster

I organized and produced this event to celebrate the 100th birthday of Julia Child. Over 300 people showed up to pay tribute to the life and work of the famous chef and cookbook author at powerHouseArena on August 15, 2012. It may have been thundering and raining right around the 7 pm start time, but that didn’t keep people away. Alyssa Shelasky did a great job handling the MC duties, and our four speakers — Tamar Adler (author of An Everlasting Meal), Dave Crofton (One Girl Cookies), Matt Lewis (Baked), and Deb Perelman (SmittenKitchen.com) — gave wonderful, inspiring tributes to Julia Child. And yes, there was also a bake-off.

Julia Child Event

I’ve storified the evening’s tweets, which probably tell the story best.