The JPF brought together the culinary industry’s brightest stars for our annual glittering gala on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Many long-time supporters and new JPF Members convened in support of our mission to improve lives through culinary education.

Gail Simmons was our featured speaker, highlighting the impact of Jacques’ legacy in the canon of culinary history. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception presented by Oceania Cruises, who announced a new partnership with Giada De Laurentiis. A four-course dinner with wine pairings helmed by an exceptional guest sommelier team concluded with a convivial dessert reception.

We are thankful to those who supported from near and afar. To see how the funds are allocated, visit the programs section of our website.