The JPF shares content from Jacques’ rich legacy of cookbooks and videos with community kitchens to be used as training materials or part of a lending library.
Beginning in 2018, the Foundation proudly distributed books and videos to community-based culinary arts training programs. Please see our Map of support for a listing of all the Community Kitchens served. Highlighting Jacques’ firm belief that learning culinary technique is an essential ingredient for success, the multimedia care packages included two technique-driven cookbooks, an accompanying educational DVD, Pépin’s autobiography and a copy of “The Art of the Craft”, an American Masters documentary film about Pépin.
In 2021, the JPF will release a collaborative online culinary curriculum with Rouxbe Online Culinary Education. The pandemic has made clear the need for on-line culinary training. The JPF has responded by creating an on-line course with Rouxbe to be released in October of 2021. The collaboration has also made possible discounted fundamental course offerings for our CK partners from Rouxbe.
Building Industry Relationships
We have created relationships with industry partners including OXO and Cuisinart. Each company has provided a steady stream of needed equipment to community kitchen partners in support of their culinary training programs.
Jacques and other JPF team members volunteer their time in community kitchens providing professional training to students. We also connect professional chefs who want to volunteer to community kitchens in their area.