Jacques Pepin
Jacques Pepin
Real Name/Full Name Jacques Pepin
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Jacques Pepin
Birth Place: Bourg-en-Bresse, France
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 18 December 1935
Age/How Old: 88 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
Weight: In Kilograms – 75 Kg
In Pounds – 165 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Light brown
Parents Name: Father – Jean-Victor Pépin
Mother –Jeannette
Siblings: Two siblings (Not named)
School: N/A
College: Columbia University
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American, French
Zodiac Sign: Na
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: Na
Wife/Spouse Name: Gloria Pépin (m. 1966)
Kids/Children Name: Claudine Pépin
Profession: American chef, author, culinary educator, television personality
Net Worth: $25 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Jacques Pepin is a well-known chef, television host, and author as well as a food columnist. He has hosted a number of cooking shows on public television. Jacques has served in the United States and is a well-known French chef. He is well-known for his appearances on Bravo’s Top Chef as a retired judge. He is the author of a series of cookbooks that have been best sellers.

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Biography and Early Life

Pépin was born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, in 1935, the second of three kids. After WWII, his parents, Jeannette and Jean-Victor Pépin bought the café Le Pélican, where Pépin worked as a child and later became famous for his love of food. He started his apprenticeship at the Grand Hôtel de l’Europe in Bourg-en-Bresse when he was thirteen years old. He went to work in Paris at the age of 16, preparing under Lucien Diat at the Plaza Athénée.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jacques Pépin in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Jacques Pépin’s age is 88 years old as of today’s date 17th June 2024 having been born on 18 December 1935. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 165 lbs in Pound and 75kg in Kilograms.


He enrolled in English for international students, a GED equivalent, and finally General Studies courses at Columbia University to complete his education and pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 1970, Pépin graduated in Arts from the School of General Studies at the University of Columbia. He earned a master’s degree in French literature from Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1972. Pépin entered a doctorate in Columbia but dismissed his proposed thesis on French food in literature as “too frivolous for academic research.”

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Jacques Pepin With Wife Gloria Pépin
Jacques Pepin With Wife Gloria Pépin

In 1966, Pépin married Gloria, his late wife. On the 5th of December 2020, she passed away. Claudine, the couple’s only child, was born in 1968.

Is Jacques Pepin Gay?

Until the passing on of his wife in the year 2020, Pépins had been dedicated to his marriage and loved his wife. So in all his life, he has been straight and not gay.

Professional Career

In New York City, he founded the International Culinary Center. The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen, his autobiography, came out in 2003. He also has a daughter, Claudine, whom he introduced to cooking through three television shows and books. In the early 1980s, he worked as a consultant on restaurateur Joe Baum’s project Windows on the World.

He currently teaches a Gastronomy Master’s degree program at Boston University. He has starred in many PBS specials, including Cooking In Concert and More Cooking in Concert, which were recorded live in front of a Boston audience in 1994 and 1996 as part of the PBS annual fund drives.

Pépin continues to cook, compose, print, film for television, paint, and take on new ventures in the twenty-first century. After suffering a minor stroke in 2015, Chef Jacques Pépin, 79, recovered at his home in Connecticut. He declined to speak at the annual International Association of Culinary Professionals conference in Washington, D.C. but insisted on returning to his regular schedule.

Jacques founded his eponymous non-profit organization, the Jacques Pekpin Foundation, in 2016 with his daughter Claudine Pé Pin and son-in-law Rollie Wesen (JPF) The foundation’s goal is to help organizations that offer culinary training to adults and youths who face employment barriers. In season five of Bravo’s Top Chef, Pépin served as a guest judge.

In an episode about his brother Paul Wahlberg, he appeared on Wahlburgers as a guest. On September 12, 2015, his television series Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul premiered on KQED, and on September 19, 2015, it premiered nationwide. Jacques Pekpin: The Art of Craft, a PBS documentary about his life, premiered on May 26, 2017, as part of the American Masters series.

Peter L. Stein, who created some of Pépin’s early television cooking series for KQE in the 1990s, produced and directed the film, which was narrated by Stanley Tucci. The show, which airs on PBS’ Create, is based on his book of the same name from 2004.


Pépin has received three awards from the French government. He has also been honored by the James Beard Foundation with 24 awards. In 2004, Pépin and Julia Child co-hosted the Daytime Emmy Awards. Pépin arranged a $30,000-per-couple dinner for President Barack Obama’s Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fund-raiser at Manhattan’s St. Regis Hotel around May 13, 2010.

He was appointed honorary commodore of the Oceania Cruises fleet, where he also serves as Executive Culinary Director, in February 2010. On May 22, 2011, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Boston University. Pépin was honored with the first-ever tribute dinner at the New York Food and Wine Festival in October 2011.

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Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jacques Pepin in 2024

Jacques Pepin Net Worth
Jacques Pepin Net Worth

As of 2024, Pepin is a well-known American chef with a net worth of $25 million. His estimated net wealth as of 2021 is derived from his chef career as well as his appearances on television shows. He established himself as one of the best chefs in the world. He is the owner of a spacious home in Madison, Connecticut, where he currently resides.

He is a gentleman who has never been involved in any controversy, either professionally or personally. Jacques has appeared in several social services and activities. He has also been actively involved in philanthropic and social welfare activities throughout his life. He also makes personal contributions to various social causes.


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