Jacques is born, Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
Jacques begins his formal culinary apprenticeship.
During his military service, Jacques serves as personal chef to three French heads of state.
Jacques comes to the United States to work at the restaurant Le Pavillon.
Meets Craig Claiborne, Julia Child and James Beard.
Howard Johnson hires Jacques to work alongside Pierre Franey to develop food lines for his chain of Howard Johnson's restaurants.
Jacques authors his first cookbook, “The other half of the Egg” with Helen McCully.
Jacques publishes, “La Technique.”
Jacques starred in “Every Day Cooking,” his first TV series.
Jacques launches PBS series, “The Complete Pépin”.
Jacques and Julia Child receive a Daytime Emmy for “Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home.”
Jacques takes on Culinary Director at Oceana Cruiselines.
Jacques wins his 14th James Beard Foundation award for his lifetime of achievement.
Jacques filmed “Heart and Soul in the Kitchen,” his 13th TV series with KQED.
Alongside his daughter, Claudine, and son-in-law, Rollie Wesen, Jacques launches the Jacques Pépin Foundation.
“The Art of the Craft” biographical documentary film on the life and career of Jacques released as part of the American Masters series.
Jacques Honored with a Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award
Jacques Pépin Art Of The Chicken: A Master Chef's Recipes and Stories of the Humble Bird
This is Jacques' book of chicken, incorporating drawings of chickens, stories of chickens and chicken and egg recipes. Art Of The Chicken is as a tribute to that humble bird for its incredible contribution to the world of food.Order Book