Making a Difference

Inaugural Gala — Explosive Success!

The JPF Founder’s Inaugural Benefit held on Thursday January 11th at the Yale Club in New York City brought out the culinary stars and proved the power of our mission, by raising over $400,000 in support of culinary education for disadvantaged adults through community kitchens.

Boos Blocks

John Boos Company

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!

Schoen Family

Schoen Family Donation

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.

Oceania

Partnership with Oceania Cruises

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.

Family

Food & Wine Magazine Article

Food & Wine Magazine recently published a lovely article about the JPF in their on-line magazine. We are so grateful for their support!

JP

American Masters: The Art of the Craft

In May of 2017, 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.

Rollie Wesen at Community Kitchen

RI Food Bank Community Kitchen

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.

The Jacques Pépin Foundation Working with the Community

The Community Kitchen at the Rhode Island Food Bank is a great example of the organizations that the Jacques Pépin Foundation supports. Low-income and jobless adults participate in a 14 week, full time course that teaches the culinary, job and life skills required to enter the workforce as a food service professional.