August 20, 2107
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!
Thank You — Rollie
June 16, 2017
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.
We are so grateful for their generous support.
June 10, 2017
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.
We are delighted to welcome such an impressive organization as a partner. Oceania’s commitment to excellence in everything that they do for their guests, their advocacy for their employees, many of whom come from under-privileged environments and from every corner of the world, and the deep friendship between their company and the Pépin family makes for an ideal partnership!
Thank You Oceania Cruises!
June 7, 2017
Food & Wine Magazine recently published a lovely article about the JPF in their on-line magazine. We are so grateful for their support!
Click Here to read the article:
In May, PBS released an American Masters documentary on Jacques Pépin. The film, produced by Peter Stein does an excellent job of capturing the passion, beauty, and complexity of Jacques’ life and career. Sprinkled with classic footage and interviews from culinary luminaries, the film will transport you from the scarcity of WWII, to a time when all the mushrooms in American grocery stores were canned, to celebrity chefs.
We hope you will take the time to enjoy this biography of Jacques. Watch the full episode, until June 26, 2017, here.
Watch the trailer:
April 30, 2017
In late April, the Jacques Pépin Foundation collaborated with FareStart in Seattle for a momentous fund-raising dinner and auction. The event generated a staggering $270,000!
The JPF is thrilled to have had the opportunity to support FareStart’s efforts to help economically disadvantaged adults reclaim their lives through culinary training. You can read more about FareStart here.
The dinner was extraordinary, featuring courses from Chefs Roland Passot, Shaun McCrain, John Sundstrom, Philip Tessier, Tom Douglas, Holly Smith, Junko Mine and Thierry Rautereau and wines from Buty Winery, Chateau Ste Michelle, Roza Hills Vineyard, and Brian Carter Cellars.
April 12, 2017
In April, at the RI Food Bank’s Community Kitchen, Chef and co-founder Rollie Wesen demonstrated how to make roux and its application in Velouté and Gumbo.
January 11, 2017
JPF co-founder Rollie Wesen spent time at the Rhode Island Food Bank’s Community Kitchen teaching students some fundamental cooking skills.
These students are the target recipients of the JPF’s efforts to teach culinary skills to willing workers.
December 18, 2016
We had an amazing dinner at Stone Acre Farms in Stonnington, CT. Our hosts Daniel Meiser, Jane Simmons and chef James Wayman put on an amazing spread in a beautiful farmhouse. We are so grateful to have been able to attend and their generous support of the JPF!
Photos from the dinner available here: