Making a Difference

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.

Savor — A Stunning Success

The JPF collaboration with the RI Food Bank celebrating 20 years of their Community Kitchen Culinary Training Program was an enormous success.

Industry Experts Sharing Ideas on Seafood Sustainability

If you missed the symposium, co-hosted by Johnson & Wales University and the Chefs’ Collaborative, you missed a great discussion by industry experts and chefs explaining their observations of the seafood industry and their efforts to make it sustainable. Plus a great reception at Save the Bay with the freshest oysters, sustainable caviar and Foolproof brews.

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!