Chef Jacques Pépin Launches Online Culinary Course

In partnership with Rouxbe, Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique is a 30-hour course designed for those looking to learn the fundamentals of cooking from one of the world’s most beloved chefs

Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique is a 30-hour course that gives fans and aspiring cooks the opportunity to learn how to cook more like Jacques. Rouxbe, the world’s leading online culinary school, partnered with the Jacques Pépin Foundation (JPF), an organization started by Jacques and his family to help transform lives through culinary education, to bring this course offering to life. Introductory pricing for the course is $299.99 and students can register at After October 20th, the price will increase to $349.99.

“Jacques has dedicated his life to food, and this course is the pinnacle of what he has learned. We couldn’t be more excited to share it with aspiring chefs around the world,” said Gary Aptio, Chief Operating Officer at Rouxbe. “The course has plenty of lessons, but perhaps most compelling is the insight into Jacques’ core principle that food is precious and worthy of respect. Instilling this sentiment in the home cook will provide benefits well beyond the course.”

The introductory-level cooking course covers a range of topics and includes personalized instructor support from industry-leading chef educators. Students will receive instruction on a variety of foundational techniques, from knife skills to how to pick quality ingredients. Upon completion, just a few of the skills students will have gained include:

  •     The art of cooking eggs, including the classic French omelet
  •     A foundation in poultry, from deboning a chicken to roasting a whole turkey
  •     Proficiency in fish and shellfish preparations
  •     Multiple methods for using fruit in dessert
  •     A breadth of ways to cook vegetables using classic and modern techniques
  •     How to manage time and organization to execute a menu

“Jacques has taught several generations of people cooking techniques since the late 1980s when he first appeared on American television. We are thrilled to bring his expertise into home kitchens in a comprehensive instructional format,” says Rollie Wesen, Executive Director of the Jacques Pépin Foundation. “In addition, proceeds from the course, Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique, will provide much needed revenue for our programs in support of culinary education, for adults with barriers to employment, at community kitchens throughout the United States. We are grateful for the help in this time of excruciating need.”

Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique features a rich collection of videos (including many shot specifically for this class), from Jacques filming at his home over the last year, to his PBS shows through the decades. Students will walk away with a sense of what it is like to be in the kitchen of the celebrity chef while learning techniques through up-close and personal examples from Jacques’ many cookbooks. The course also includes fan-favorite recipes to help teach students how to put what they have learned into practice.

For more information or to register for the course, please visit

About Rouxbe
Rouxbe, the world’s leading online culinary school, was founded in 2005 to train people of all abilities to become better, more confident — even healthier — cooks in kitchens around the world. With high definition videos, world-class instructors, peer support and interactive assignments, Rouxbe has set the bar as the new standard in culinary education, providing certificate-level instruction not only to quality restaurants and hospitality organizations but also to serious home cooks and career changers. Rouxbe’s revolutionary online platform delivers cutting edge e-learning solutions that drive and measure learning outcomes and engagement while providing effective, lower-cost alternatives for training professional cooks. Rouxbe programs are also recognized by both the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation and by WorldChefs as approved training programs. For more information, please visit

About the Jacques Pépin Foundation
Founded in 2016, The Jacques Pépin Foundation works to translate Chef Pépin’s inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people experiencing detachment from the workforce. Through the support of individuals and organizations, the Foundation aims to improve the employability, self-reliance, confidence and health for citizens who are seeking employment in the hospitality and food industries. The Foundation provides support, including grants, curricular materials such as cookbooks and technique videos from the Pépin library, and a vast network of mentors, network scholarships, independent research and financial assistance to community kitchens. For more information about The Jacques Pépin Foundation, please visit them online at and follow @jacquespepinfoundation on Instagram and Facebook.