Making a Difference

JPF Video Recipe Book Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday with Jacques & Friends

It’s no coincidence that we’ve picked this week, the week of Giving Tuesday, to give the world a first look at this new batch of member-exclusive videos from some of the country’s top culinary talent. The 52 recipes in this latest volume of our video recipe book are our way of giving back to all of the members that make the Jacques Pépin Foundation’s support of free culinary training programs possible. Won’t you please join us?

Michael Symon

A Surprise From Lidia Bastianich and Michael Symon

Our friends Lidia Bastianich and Michael Symon are not going to let us miss our October Membership Drive goal of 300 new members. With just a few days left before the drive ends and a very long way to go, Lidia and Michael are hoping to inspire you to join us. If we hit our goal of 300 new members, Lidia and Michael have each pledged to match member donations up to $5,000!

Jacques Pépin wearing a Jacques Pépin Foundation Signature Apron

Trick or Treat: It’s Jacques Pépin!

Here’s a treat for your inbox: Jacques Pépin wearing a Jacques Pépin Foundation Signature Apron! Now, here’s the trick: we still have a long way to go before we reach our goal of 300 new members in the JPF October Membership Drive. But, with your help, the treat is the trick to making it happen! For a $120 donation to the JPF, you will receive both a JPF Commis Membership and our Signature Apron!

Sylvia Barban

Two Esteemed Culinary Foundations Working Together

The Jacques Pépin Foundation and the James Beard Foundation collaborated on a special reception on October 19 in anticipation of the JBF’s Gala for Good honoring Jacques Pépin. CEO Clare Reichenbach of the JBF and Executive Director Rollie Wesen of the JPF shared remarks about these two esteemed culinary foundations working together for education and better food for all.

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!

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!

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.

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