Jacques will be be aboard in the ship’s exclusive Culinary Center treating cruise guests to signature menus, fascinating lectures and cooking demonstrations onboard plus port-of-call land excursions. Jacques Pepin is Executive Culinary Director for Oceania Cruises.
In a Hartford Courant interview with Frank Rizzo in Jacques Pepin’s Madison Connecticut kitchen, the chef talks about being an “American Chef.”
Jacques will be honored as the subject of an episode of a new PBS “American Masters” series called “Chef’s Flight.” The first episode, titled “Jacques Pepin: The Art of Craft”, had it’s world premiere in San Francisco. And will air on PBS stations in May.
On Friday, April 28, 2017, Feast it Forward kicks off “Feast Interactive” in a big way with chef Jacques Pepin joining Feast’s “official wine sponsor” B Wise Vineyards for their very first #FEASTinteractive. 14 guests will personally experience this private event live, in the kitchen, with chef Pepin. (See site for ticket details). The menu features Instant Gravlax Salmon Tartare, Rack of Lamb, Peas a la Francaise and Apple Galette.
On Thursday, April 27, 2017, Feast it Forward, with support from KQED, PBS and WNET Thirteen New York, will present the World Premiere Screening of American Masters — Jacques Pépin: “The Art of Craft.” The event will feature in person conversation with Chef Pepin, Director Peter Stein & Feast it Forward Founder, Katie Hamilton Shaffer.
Jacques has appeared on Rachael’s show before, most recently on January 30, 2017 where he showed how to serve an elegant meal for four for just $30. [Video here]. Cooking the dish with Rachael Ray: Chicken in Garlic, Vinegar and Tomatoes.
On April 19, 2017: The Culinary Institute of America presented the 2017 Augie Awards to “a trio of titans”: entertainment expert Shep Gordon, French chef and TV personality Jacques Pépin and author and TV personality Martha Stewart.
The American Museum of Natural History in New York City hosted more than 600 hospitality industry leaders, food service experts and celebrity chefs as well as The Culinary Institute of America alumni and other dignitaries from the entertainment and business industries.
The three other films in the series are “James Beard: America’s First Foodie”, “Alice Waters and Her Delicious Revolution” and “Julia! America’s Favorite Chef.”
“Television personality, celebrity cook, magazine editor, and author Rachael Ray was honored for her dedication to empowering children and their families to develop healthy relationships with food. Through her work in television and print, Rachael has inspired families to explore cooking and eating meals together.