Jacques Pépin Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Jacques Pépin Quick Info
Height5 ft 8 in
Weight71 kg
Date of BirthDecember 18, 1935
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Eye ColorLight Brown

Jacques Pépin is a French-born American chef, author, culinary educator, television personality, and artist who has hosted numerous cooking-based TV shows on American television and has written for several publications including The New York Times and Food & Wine. A longtime friend and collaborator of the American chef Julia Child, the pair had won a Daytime Emmy Award for their TV series Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home. He has also published several cookbooks, most of which have been best-sellers. Since 1989, he has taught classes in the Culinary Arts Program at Boston University and has also served as dean of special programs at the International Culinary Center in New York City.

Born Name

Jacques Pépin

Nick Name

Jacques

Jacques Pépin as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020
Jacques Pépin as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2020 (Jacques Pépin / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Born Place

Bourg-en-Bresse, Ain, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Residence

Madison, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States

Nationality

American

 

Education

Jacques, after his emigration to the United States in 1959, had wished to complete his education. For this, he had enrolled in an English language course for foreign students which was equivalent to a GED (General Educational Development) test. He had subsequently joined General Studies classes as well.

In 1970, he had earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University‘s School of General Studies. In 1972, he had attained his Master of Arts degree in French literature from the Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He had later entered into a doctoral program at Columbia University but his proposed thesis on French food in literature was rejected after being labeled as ‘too frivolous to pursue’.

Occupation

Chef, Author, Culinary Educator, TV Personality, Artist

Jacques Pépin as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021
Jacques Pépin as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2021 (Jacques Pépin / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Jean-Victor Pépin (Restaurant Owner) (Deceased)
  • Mother – Jeannette Pépin (Restaurant Owner) (Deceased)
  • Siblings – Roland Pépin (Older Brother) (Deceased), Bichon Pépin (Younger Brother) (Deceased)
  • Others – Rolland ‘Rolley’ Bailey Wesen (Son-in-Law)

Build

Average

Height

5 ft 8 in or 173 cm

Weight

71 kg or 156.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jacques has dated –

  1. Gloria Pépin (1966–2020) – Jacques had married Gloria in 1966 and the couple was together until her death on December 5, 2020. They had a daughter together named Claudine Pépin (b. 1968). Through Claudine, Jacques has a granddaughter named Shorey Wesen.
Jacques Pépin with his daughter Claudine, as seen in March 2021
Jacques Pépin with his daughter Claudine, as seen in March 2021 (Jacques Pépin / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of French descent.

Hair Color

Gray

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Mildly stocky frame
  • Side-parted, wavy hair
  • Clean-shaven look
Jacques Pépin as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021
Jacques Pépin as seen in an Instagram Post in April 2021 (Jacques Pépin / Instagram)

Jacques Pépin Facts

  1. After the end of World War II, Jacques’s parents had owned a restaurant called Le Pélican, where he used to work in his childhood. When he was 13, he had started his apprenticeship at the Le Grand Hôtel de l’Europe in his hometown of Bourg-en-Bresse.
  2. Before he began working in the TV industry, he had been a restaurant chef in the United States for more than a decade. However, a near-fatal car accident in 1974 had forced him to focus more on teaching and presenting TV shows rather than working as an active chef.
  3. In 2016, his daughter Claudine and his son-in-law Rolland had helped establish the Jacques Pépin Foundation to support culinary education for adults struggling with employment opportunities.
  4. As of April 2021, he had been honored with 24 James Beard Foundation Awards and 5 honorary doctoral degrees.
  5. In 2004, he was presented the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest order of merit.
  6. In 2019, he was given the Emmy Award for ‘Lifetime Achievement’.

Featured Image by Jacques Pépin / Instagram

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