Making a Difference

Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Jacques Pepin, Andrew Zimmern, Jose Andres

The Second Annual Founders’ Gala – Inspired Generosity!

Our second annual fundraiser was a beautiful and exciting evening of familial warmth and incredible generosity. The room was filled with friends new and old in support of our mission to improve lives through culinary training. Headliner, and Nobel peace prize nominee, José Andres brought the crowd roaring to their feet, and offered the JPF his full support, capping more than $425,000 in donations.

Savor — A Stunning Success

The JPF collaboration with the RI Food Bank celebrating 20 years of their Community Kitchen Culinary Training Program was an enormous success.

Industry Experts Sharing Ideas on Seafood Sustainability

If you missed the symposium, co-hosted by Johnson & Wales University and the Chefs’ Collaborative, you missed a great discussion by industry experts and chefs explaining their observations of the seafood industry and their efforts to make it sustainable. Plus a great reception at Save the Bay with the freshest oysters, sustainable caviar and Foolproof brews.

Inaugural Gala — Explosive Success!

The JPF Founder’s Inaugural Benefit held on Thursday January 11th at the Yale Club in New York City brought out the culinary stars and proved the power of our mission, by raising over $400,000 in support of culinary education for disadvantaged adults through community kitchens.

Boos Blocks

John Boos Company

We are so pleased to announce a partnership with the John Boos Co. You may know them for their Boos Block cutting boards and tables, but they produce all kinds of wood and stainless equipment for kitchens. John Boos Co. has donated over $5000 of professional equipment, on behalf of the Jacques Pépin Foundation directly to community kitchens so that they can better serve their students!

Schoen Family

Schoen Family Donation

The Jacques Pépin Foundation would like to express our deepest gratitude to Laurie Schoen, Jean-Michel Bergounoux and their children for their generous contribution to the foundation. We shared a beautiful meal, with amazing wines, forming new friendships and strategies for future collaborations.

Oceania

Partnership with Oceania Cruises

We are so pleased to announce our newly formed partnership with Oceania Cruises! Oceania will be the sponsor/host of the VIP cocktail reception at our inaugural benefit dinner on January 11, 2018, and has committed to being a long-term partner to the Jacques Pépin Foundation.