American Institute of Wine and Food
The American Institute of Wine and Food is a non-profit educational organization with an emphasis on fostering the understanding, appreciation and accessibility of food and drink to all Americans.
The institute currently has 29 chapters and approximately 6,000 members. These individual chapters conduct educational seminars and social meetings. In 2005, they moved their headquarters to the Napa Valley.
Commenting on the news, Chairwoman Susan Waller said, “Napa Valley is considered by many to be the center of wine and food in the United States. It made sense to return to our roots in Napa Valley where AIWF was originally conceived by Robert Mondavi, Julia Child, and Richard Graff almost twenty-five years ago.”