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JPF apron

New Aprons Available for New Members!

Our October Membership Drive is almost here! It’s the time of year when the Jacques Pépin Foundation family grows, and we want to mark the occasion with a special gift for you. With the purchase of a new JPF Commis Membership, you can share Jacques’ love of “Happy Cooking” in your own kitchen with an embroidered Signature Apron!

Cooking My Way book collage

Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way

Published in September 2023, Jacques Pépin Cooking My Way: Recipes and Techniques for Economical Cooking is the latest addition to Jacques’ impressive canon of cookbooks (his 35th title!). The newest book helps you prepare delicious meals with efficiency, economy and Jacques’ special joie de vivre!

Jacques Pépin Guest of Honor at Culinary Education Gala

Jacques Pépin Guest of Honor at Culinary Education Gala

This month, Jacques Pépin will be honored at the 50th Anniversary Gala for Johnson & Wales University’s College of Food Innovation & Technology (CFIT). Culinary luminaries, CFIT alumni, and food enthusiasts from across the Northeast will come together in celebration of the anniversary, and in recognition of Jacques’ lifelong commitment to culinary education.

Catalyst Kitchens National Summit 2023

Jacques Pépin Welcome at Catalyst Kitchens National Summit

On August 23, Jacques, Rollie and Claudine helped kick off the first day of 2023 Catalyst Kitchens National Summit by joining attendees via Zoom for brief welcoming remarks. The 2023 Annual Summit, a member-led, collaborative event, was hosted by Catalyst Kitchen’s Model Member, Providence in Winston Salem, NC.

Kitchen of Purpose

Jacques Pépin Foundation Awards $125,000

The JPF supports culinary education for people from all walks of life, following Jacques Pépin’s passion for cooking and teaching. The JPF’s mission is realized, in part, by giving grants to important local culinary training programs nationwide. Congratulations to JPF Summer 2023 Grant Awardees.

Missy Terrell, recipient of the 2023 Gloria Pépin Memorial Grant

2023 Gloria Pépin Memorial Grant Announced

It is our great pleasure to announce that Melissa (Missy) Terrell, an alumna of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA, is the recipient of the 2023 Gloria Pépin Memorial Grant, an annual $5,000 award to an outstanding female graduate of a JPF-funded organization.

Andrew Zimmern, Jacques Pépin, Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud at the JPF 6th Anniversary Gala

The JPF’s 6th Annual Gala – Celebrating Our Cause and Community

On April 13, 2023, The Lighthouse in New York City played host to an unforgettable event celebrating the important work of the JPF. The fresh new venue, aglow in the Manhattan sunset, accommodated a larger audience of long-time supporters and new JPF Members gathered together in support of our mission to improve lives through culinary training.

Rollie Wesen by Eric Vitale Photography

Coffee and Conversation with the Executive Director

On February 17 and February 24, 2023, JPF Executive Chef and Chef de Cuisine Members attended Coffee with the Executive Director, Zoom conversations with Rollie Wesen to review 2022 projects and discuss upcoming goals for 2023.

JPF 5th Anniversary Gala

Jacques Pépin Foundation 6th Anniversary Celebration Scheduled for April 13, 2023

We are thrilled to announce the JPF’s 6th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday, April 13, 2023 in an exciting new venue, The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. We have a stellar line-up of culinary talent preparing a sensational gala dinner, including Maneet Chauhan, Ming Tsai, Esther Choi, Alon Shaya, Ayesha Nurdjaja, and a festive dessert reception with Natasha Pickowicz and Caroline Schiff.

Our Next Event

JPF 7th Annual Celebration

Our 7th Annual Celebration will take place on April 4, 2024 at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York City. Watch for event details and ticket information coming soon. In the meantime, check out the recap of this year’s gala, the JPF 6th Anniversary Gala.

  • When

    April 4, 2024

  • Where

    The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, New York City