Jacques Pépin, Giada De Laurentiis
Credit Eric Vitale

The JPF brought together the culinary industry’s brightest stars for their annual glittering gala on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Many long-time supporters and new JPF Members convened in support of their mission to improve lives through culinary education. Gail Simmons was the featured speaker, highlighting the impact of Jacques’ legacy in the canon of culinary history. Guests enjoyed a cocktail reception presented by Oceania Cruises, who announced a new partnership with Giada De Laurentiis. A four-course dinner with wine pairings helmed by an exceptional guest sommelier team concluded with a convivial dessert reception. The event raises $800,000 to support culinary education.

Gail Simmons
Photo Credit Ken Goodman
Erika Katz

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