The National Culinary Heritage Register:


What is the Criteria For Determining Significance?

Applicants must prove that the subject has made a significant impact on American food and beverage culture.  Examples of what makes a subject significant to America’s culinary heritage include:

How can I nominate something for the register?

To nominate a subject for the National Culinary Heritage Register, submit a completed application and $45 application fee to Culinary Research center at Nunez Community College, 3710 Paris Rd. Chalmette La, 70043. Checks should be made out to the National Culinary Institute. After we have received the nomination, the applicant will be sent an email confirmation of receipt. 

What happens if my application is accepted?

The subject will be added to the National Culinary Heritage Register’s online database, and the applicant will receive a certificate.  Additionally, if the Register subject is associated with a physical site, the applicant may opt to purchase a commemorative plaque.  While we cannot supply plaques, we do provide a design and phrasing template that we ask applicants to use when ordering a plaque.