Jacques Receives Daytime Emmys Lifetime Achievement Award

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“At the Creative Arts award ceremony, Chef Jacques Pépin accepted a lifetime achievement award for his decades-long career as a cooking instructor to millions of home cooks via his PBS series. Watch Rachael Ray, Gail Simmons, and Andrew Zimmern wish Pépin well in a special video message.”

Food & Wine Summary:

“Today at the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards in Los Angeles, Chef Jacques Pépin received a well-deserved lifetime achievement award. The 84-year-old has, of course, been the recipient of many awards over the course of his career — 24 James Beard Foundation Awards and an Emmy for co-hosting a series with Julia Child in 2001 to name but a few — but this Emmy comes with the distinction of being the first of its kind handed to a member of the culinary community by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.”

“Pépin has hosted a dozen shows on PBS over the course of his career including Today’s Gourmet starting in 1990 and teaming up with the likes of Julia Child and his daughter Claudine Pépin for other projects. All of his series for PBS were filmed at one studio: KQED in San Francisco. So it’s no wonder the folks there would have a little hometown pride for Pépin’s Emmy honor, as the station has been an integral part of his presence as a culinary instructor in millions of American homes. Take a look at the well-wishing video KQED put together, including some well-known chefs and friends of Pépin…”