Around the Table

Food is universal and connects us to our most cherished moments. It also provides opportunities for conversations
that matter.

The Alzheimer’s Association is rallying the culinary community through Around the Table, an initiative featuring shared experiences with food to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on individuals, families and communities. Whether it be a holiday meal, a celebratory dinner, an original recipe, or a dish passed down through generations, food is universal and connects us to moments we never want to lose. Around the Table showcases culinary influencers sharing meaningful moments related to food and asks others to do the same, creating conversation and engagement in the fight to #ENDALZ.

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Meet the chefs talking about Alzheimer’s

Katie Lee

Katie Lee

“The Kitchen” was this chef’s dream, and she credits her success to her grandmother, who has Alzheimer’s.
Read her story

Art Smith

Art Smith

This chef, who gained fame as Oprah’s cook, was inspired by his grandma and mom, both of whom he lost to Alzheimer’s.
Read his story

Paula Wolfert

Paula Wolfert

Since her diagnosis, this renowned cookbook author has had to adapt to life and cooking with Alzheimer’s.
Read her story

Madison Cowan

Madison Cowan

This Food Network “Chopped” Grand Champion has had to face Alzheimer’s more than once.
Read his story

Gaby Dalkin

Gaby Dalkin

This food blogger raises Alzheimer’s awareness and encourages families to gather around simple, shared meals.
Read her story

Hugh Acheson

Hugh Acheson

This chef and restaurateur shares a recipe that reminds him of time well spent with his father, who has Alzheimer's.
Hear his story

Scott Conant

Scott Conant

This chef's personal connection to dementia taught him the importance of gathering around the table with family.
Hear his story

Scott Conant

Fabio Viviani

Inspired by his tie to Alzheimer’s, this “Top Chef” star helped create an app that lets families preserve beloved stories and recipes.
Read his story

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A chef’s take: Food is an ‘activator for conversation.’

Acclaimed chef Grant Achatz talks about the power of food and the culinary philosophy behind his restaurant’s world-renowned dishes.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.