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 released a collaborative online culinary curriculum with Rouxbe Online Culinary Education. The pandemic made clear the need for online culinary training. The JPF responded by creating an online course with Rouxbe called “Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique.” The collaboration has also made possible discounted fundamental course offerings for our Community Kitchen 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.