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.

I have been teaching cooking all my life. I know that learning basic culinary techniques and the principles of food preparation can help people find work and find satisfaction in their work. That is so important.

It makes me incredibly happy and proud that JPF grants can give hope to people.”

– Jacques Pépin

Congratulations to JPF Summer 2023 Grant Awardees:

Each of these organizations will receive:

  • $10,000 in grant funding
  • JPF-branded “We Are All Equal in the Eyes of the Stove” aprons
  • Lifetime JPF Group Membership
  • An invitation to submit a cooking video for the JPF Members Video Recipe Book, Cook with Jacques Pépin & Friends

House of Bah

This is funding especially meaningful for me. When I came to to the U.S., I always watched Jacques Pépin cooking videos and I read all his books. His passion for food was the catalyst for me to start taking culinary classes and studying to become a professional chef.

I’m grateful to the JPF for supporting our work and making our food scene more diverse and inclusive.”

— Chef Jamil Bah-Traore, Executive Director, House of Bah Foundation, Omaha, Nebraska