Making a Difference

Celebrate Jacques’ 90th Birthday Nationwide

May 16, 2024

Chill the Champagne and stock up on birthday candles, because Jacques Pépin is going to turn 90 next year! That’s something to commemorate in and of itself, but at the Jacques Pépin Foundation we’re planning to celebrate both the man and the mission of the JPF.

JPF Supports NYC’s Project Renewal at their Annual Benefit

May 14, 2024

The JPF was proud to support NYC’s Project Renewal at their Annual Benefit on May 8th. This year’s benefit highlighted City Beet Kitchens, the Project Renewal social purpose catering company and the Project Renewal Culinary Arts Training Program, a JPF grant recipient. JPF Director of Operations Marissa Ain and JPF Director of Grants and Membership Jennifer Quigley-Harris spent an inspiring evening celebrating Project Renewal’s incredible work.

2024 Posters Now Available

April 24, 2024

Our 2024 art poster is now available! Celebrating seven years of the Jacques Pépin Foundation, these gorgeous posters feature a print of Jacques’ original artwork, Flowers & Wine. Please note that poster delivery takes approximately 2 weeks — just in time for Mother’s Day!

Jacques and Rollie Engage Participants at JWU Food Symposium

April 18, 2024

Jacques and Rollie spoke at Johnson & Wales University’s 4th Annual Food Symposium. The event brought together thought leaders, and alumni from around the country to share their expertise with the students and attendees. In the Q & A Rollie drew Jacques out for the students on how to approach publishers, get started on a restaurant concept and become an owner-operator.

The JPF 7th Anniversary Celebration: A Family Reunion

April 9, 2024

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.

Our Next Event

10th Anniversary Julia Child Award Dinner

This is the fourth event in a cross-country series taking place throughout 2024 and celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Julia Child Award in past recipients’ hometowns. The series will raise critical funds for the Smithsonian Food History Project at the National Museum of American History. Menu Curated by Chefs Renée Touponce, Kinsler Josaime, and Jacques Torres.

June 1, 2024
Madison Beach Hotel, Madison, CT
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