The Peter Michael Foundation was honored to partner with acclaimed chef Jacques Pépin to host the Stars New York experience in 2019 at Wild Ink at Hudson Yards. The restaurant’s talented team did an Asian-inspired take on a traditional Pépin menu. Jacques’s art was featured on the menu, which at the end of the evening, auctioned for $7,000 along with his stained chef’s jacket.
Jacques Pépin, the most beloved French chef in America, has been cooking for seventy years. He is as relevant to today’s culinary culture as he was in the 1990s when PBS first aired the Emmy Award–winning Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home television series from KQED in San Francisco.
Jacques received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2019. He has also won twenty-four James Beard Foundation awards in recognition of his ongoing talents and achievements in the culinary arts, hospitality, and media, and has written thirty-one cookbooks, many of which have become instant best sellers.