Celebrating Jacques’ 90th Birthday Nationwide

Jacques Pépin will be turning 90 years old on December 18, 2025. In honor of this momentous occasion, professional chefs, culinary personalities, and home cooks across the country will host dinners and fundraising events to support the Jacques Pépin Foundation.

Jacques Pépin standing in front of a giant croquembouche

Our Goals

Jacques Pépin working with culinary students at Hot Bread Kitchen
Preserve
Protect and expand Jacques’ incredible legacy
Promote
Raise awareness for the work of the JPF
Advance
Advance Jacques’ lifelong love of providing culinary education
Expand
Enlarge the JPF’s Grant Program to fulfill increased need from Community Kitchens nationwide
Connect
Connect culinary leaders and Community Kitchens for local interchange in their hometowns
Inspire
Inspire cooks to create community at their table and expand food literacy
Fund
Resource a JPF Curriculum and educational website for Community Kitchens

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

Get Involved

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities, please email Marissa Ain at marissa@jp.foundation.

Media Inquiries

For media inquiries, please email Juliana Pesavento at juliana@middlenamecommunications.com.

General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please email events@jp.foundation.

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