Jacques Pépin holding a glass of wine
May 24, 2024

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.

Starting this fall, we are launching our biggest fundraising initiative ever: the 90/90 Dinner Series. We’re curating 90 ticketed dinners nationwide (including Hawaii!) to celebrate 90 years of Jacques. Our goal is to raise a record amount of funds to advance the JPF’s 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.

With 90 dinners hosted by top chefs and restaurants across the country, plus home dinner parties hosted by YOU, and even live virtual events, there are going to be countless ways to celebrate Jacques’ lifetime of food education and joie de vivre. The party starts in October 2024 and runs through December 2025.

Everyone is invited to participate, so we hope you’ll join us in celebrating Jacques and the power of culinary education to improve lives and strengthen communities nationwide!