Before Jacques Pépin became an acclaimed chef, TV host, author, and cofounder (with Julia Child) of MET’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts and MLA in Gastronomy, he put in his time humbly developing the craft that would go on to bring him worldwide renown. The story of his ascent as a food icon is documented in the new PBS special, American Masters—Jacques Pépin: The Art of the Craft, which debuts Friday, May 26, at 9 p.m.
After a recent advance screening of the documentary, Pépin admitted that when he got his start, kitchen work was not as respected as it has become today. “At the time, the cook was very low on the social scale,” Pépin explained.
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MET’s Masters of Project Management and Masters of Gastronomy programs highlighted in Boston Globe Money and Careers Section. In a down economy many professionals are turning to alternative degree programs to gain the competitive edge.
Terry Robbins, 45, a director of operations technology at a major insurance company in New Jersey, peered into the future and realized he had many years of work ahead of him. “I was looking at the market and said to myself, ‘How can I make myself more competitive?’ ’’ said Robbins, who already has a bachelor’s degree in management information systems. The answer was BU’s part-time master’s program in project management, described as an “alternative to MBAs.’’ Robbins started his graduate studies in 2009. … A resident of New Jersey, Robbins has taken all of his courses online and expects to complete his degree later this year.
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