Jacques Pepin

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Date of Birth December 18, 1935
Place of Birth Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Age 85 years old
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Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin French pronunciation: ​[ʒak pepɛ̃] is a French born, American chef, author, culinary educator, television personality, and artist. Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on American television and has written for The New York Times, Food & Wine and other publications. He has authored over 30 cookbooks some of which have become best sellers. Pépin was a longtime friend of the American chef Julia Child, and their 1999 PBS series Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home won a Daytime Emmy Award. He has been honored with 24 James Beard Foundation Awards, five honorary doctoral degrees, the American Public Television's lifetime achievement award, the Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2019 and the Légion d'honneur, France's highest order of merit in 2004. Since 1989, Pépin has taught in the Culinary Arts Program at Boston University and, served as dean of special programs at the International Culinary Center in New York City.

Born: December 18, 1935, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Education: Columbia University (B.A, 1970, M.A, 1972)
Website: Jacques Pépin's Official site
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About Jacques Pepin

French chef and host of the PBS show Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way. He also appeared on the PBS show Baking with Julia.

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University.


He worked as a columnist for Food & Wine magazine.

Family Life

He had a child with his wife, Gloria.


He was a guest at the New York Food and Wine Festival, which was hosted by Martha Stewart.

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  • French food writers
  • Columbia University School of General Studies alumni
  • American television chefs
  • French chefs
  • American food writers
  • Boston University faculty
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Latest information about Jacques Pepin updated on January 22, 2021.