Jacques Pepin, Host
The Big Event
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of BU's Culinary Arts Program
Hosted by Jacques Pepin

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The Big Event! Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of BU's Culinary Arts Program, hosted by Jacques Pepin.


Wednesday, October 28, 6–9 p.m.

Join host Jacques Pépin—award-winning chef, television personality, renowned teacher, and author—and honored guests in celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Culinary Arts Program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College.

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Enrollment in The Big Event is limited, so reserve soon.
Tickets must be purchased in advance; they will not be sold at the door.
$50 per person
Please call 617-353-9852 to order tickets.

Our History

In the spring of 1989, Boston University held the first class in the Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts. Co-founded by Julia Child and Jacques Pépin, this intensive, semester-long program was developed to expose students to classic French techniques and international cuisines. This unique new program merged the best aspects of traditional culinary arts study with the hands-on tutelage of a wide range of chefs—augmented by insight into the food industry as a whole. This model has allowed students to enter a wide variety of jobs related to food.

Today, the Culinary Arts program maintains these core values, while continuously reflecting changes in the preparation and business of food. Students benefit from learning with highly respected professional chefs in our state-of-the-art test kitchen. Find out more about the Certificate Program in Culinary Arts.

Who will be there?

Honored guests include graduates of the Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts, as well as the incredible chefs, authors, and teachers who have been part of the Culinary Arts program over the years. They will be showcasing their restaurants, their wines, and their books. See who's coming!