Honoring the 90th Birthday ofJacques Pépin

Considered the greatest culinary educator of our time, Jacques Pépin has dedicated the majority of his career to teaching technique by authoring over 30 cookbooks and hosting 13 public television series.

An iconic chef, author, teacher, television personality, and artist, his legendary impact has touched lives and kitchens across decades and generations.

That’s why, starting this fall, we are launching our biggest fundraising initiative ever: the 90/90 Dinner Series. With 90 ticketed dinners celebrating 90 years of Jacques, we’re hoping to raise a record amount of funds to advance our mission of improving lives through culinary education.

Through job training in food service for people facing employment barriers nationwide, and improved health and food literacy for all, the gifts collected during this campaign will make a lasting change for the better.

Join us in creating fundraising celebrations that change lives through culinary education

Ways We're Celebrating

Chef and Restaurant Benefit Dinners

90 fundraising celebration dinners hosted by top chefs and restaurants across the country

In-Home Dinner Parties

In-home fundraising celebrations inspired by Jacques’ recipes for festive meals nationwide

Virtual Celebrations

Dedicated live streaming fundraising events on social media or for viewing on other online platforms

Upcoming Events

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Thomas Keller

The French Laundry

November 1, 2025

Toast to Napa’s bounty at The French Laundry at a once-in-a-lifetime celebration hosted by Chef Thomas Keller. This event will include a live auction of special experiences and an original painting by Jacques Pépin.

Plate of food featuring salmon tartare and avocado

Madison Beach Hotel

December 18, 2025

Join us for the culmination celebration on Jacques’ actual 90th birthday in his hometown! The Madison Beach Hotel in Connecticut will host the ultimate birthday bash. Details forthcoming.

We Invite You to Host a 90/90 Dinner

Join us in celebration of Jacques Pépin’s 90th birthday as one of 90 chefs to host a ticketed dinner at your restaurant.

Your participation in this monumental campaign will honor Jacques Pépin’s legacy and secure the future of the Jacques Pépin Foundation for years to come.

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Family gathering at festive table. Photo by Askar Abayev on Pexels.

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Marea restaurant logo

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Jacques will be dining at Marea in New York City on Thursday, June 6, 2024! To help us gear up for the 90/90 Dinner Series starting in the fall, Marea Restaurant has generously pledged 25% of their proceeds from that night to the Jacques Pépin Foundation.

Jacques Pépin holding a glass of wine

Celebrate Jacques’ 90th Birthday Nationwide

Chill the Champagne and stock up on birthday candles, because Jacques Pépin is going to turn 90 next year! That’s something to commemorate in and of itself, but at the Jacques Pépin Foundation we’re planning to celebrate both the man and the mission of the JPF.

Jacques Pepin celebrating

90/90 Celebration Campaign

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