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Jacques Pépin Foundation Annual Membership

Aligned with our mission of improving lives and strengthening communities through culinary education and training, every annual JPF Membership level will directly support community-based culinary training that provides essential culinary and life skills for individuals with barriers to employment.

Jacques Pepin Foundation 2020 Aid Campaign

2020 Aid Campaign

For our 2020 Relief Campaign, we have extended our offering of prints of Jacques’ artwork to the end of the year. A limited number of hand-signed prints are available on request by email. The need of our country’s under-served citizens, and now restaurant workers is greater than ever. Please help us support our community kitchen partners, fighting on the front lines of hunger relief.

Jaques and Barbara Fenzl

A Tribute To Barbara Fenzl Of Les Gourmettes Cooking School

Postponed to May 2021 — Our tribute to Barbara Fenzl of Les Gourmettes Cooking School, now to be held in May 2021, will be a star-studded evening with Master of Ceremonies Chef Jacques Pépin, Mark Tarbell, Claudine Pépin and Rollie Wesen, at the Mountain Shadows Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. Proceeds will benefit the […]

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April 2nd 2020 Gala

We are deeply disappointed that the current health crisis demanded that we cancel our principle annual fund-raiser. As in past years, it would have been a glorious evening of fraternity, camaraderie, and support for culinary training and the industry we love. Friends including Rachel Ray, Jose Andres, Andrew Zimmern, Carla hall, Ming Tsai, Gail Simmons, Tom Colicchio, Patrick O’Connell, Sara Moulton, Justin Chapple and many more were slated to help us celebrate the work of the JPF. We hope to see them all next year on April 8, 2021.

Harvest Tribute and Installation at Stone Acres Farm, Stonington, CT

On October 13, the JPF was proud to support, through the Jacques Pepin Legacy Fund, the installation of a bronze statue of Jacques on Stone Acres Farm, in Stonington, CT. The bust was created by internationally renowned Zenos Frudakis, mounted on pink Stony Creek, CT granite and accompanied by casts of Jacques’ hands, and a […]

On Site at Billings Forge Community Works

On August 2nd and 3rd Jacques and the JPF were with the Billings Forge Community Works in Hartford, teaching a class for their culinary training program and hosting a fund-raiser. The class was a hands-on opportunity with the master to learn a variety of techniques from whipping egg whites, to fundamental knife skills, to peeling […]

Charity Beneficiary in Aspen

F&W’s Grow for Good Campaign commits a portion of the ticket sales to the charity beneficiaries and includes an exclusive gift bag and an invitation to a special wine tasting and food pairing seminar hosted by Josh Wesson. In addition, the JPF is hosting an on-line silent auction featuring exclusive experiences with celebrity chefs and Jacques Pepin.

Tom Colicchio, Daniel Boulud, Jacques Pepin, Andrew Zimmern, Jose Andres

The Second Annual Founders’ Gala – Inspired Generosity!

Our second annual fundraiser was a beautiful and exciting evening of familial warmth and incredible generosity. The room was filled with friends new and old in support of our mission to improve lives through culinary training. Headliner, and Nobel peace prize nominee, José Andres brought the crowd roaring to their feet, and offered the JPF his full support, capping more than $425,000 in donations.

Our Next Event

Jacques Pépin Foundation 5th Anniversary Celebration

On April 7, 2022, we will host our first in-person event in over two years at The Yale Club of New York City. We look forward to celebrating our fifth anniversary and fundraising for 2022 grants and programs. Details will be available soon at Please send inquiries to