Chef Jacques Pépin to Serve as Boston University School of Hospitality Administration Inaugural Executive-in-Residence

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October 18th, 2016


Photo provided by the Boston University Metropolitan College

The School will welcome Chef Pépin on November 29, 2016 as part of the newly established Howard D. Johnson Executive-in-Residence Program

On November 29, 2016 the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration will welcome acclaimed Chef Jacques Pépin as the first executive-in-residence supported by the recently founded Howard Johnson Executive-in-Residence Program. The Executive-in-Residence program will allow the School of Hospitality Administration to host industry executives and leaders spanning one day to multiple semesters. Executives will lend their expertise to both faculty and students through lectures, workshops, mentorship, and elective courses.

During his one-day residence, Chef Pépin will present a guest-lecture to, and take questions from the School’s faculty, students currently enrolled in a Food and Beverage Management course, and students enrolled in the BU Metropolitan College Culinary Arts Program, a program he helped to create. His inaugural visit pays special homage to the programs namesake, Howard D. Johnson; Johnson was a regular guest at Le Pavillion restaurant in New York City where Pépin first worked after arriving to the United States in 1959. In 1961, Johnson hired Pépin to develop food lines for the Howard Johnson brands.

In 2015, Chef Pepin released his 28th cookbook and 13th companion PBS-TV series, Jacques Pépin: Heart & Soul in the Kitchen. The book was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; the 26-show public television series was produced by KQED-TV in San Francisco, CA.  He is the recipient of France’s highest civilian honor, La Légion d’Honneur, and has received 16 James Beard Foundation Awards, including the Lifetime Achieved Award in 2005. This past year, he was granted the American Public Television’s Lifetime Achievement Award and the inaugural Julia Child Award, which was presented to him in October at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. For the past 30 years, Pépin has taught in the Culinary Arts Program at Boston University and, since 1989, he has served as dean of special programs at the International Culinary Center in New York City. His full biography can be found here.

Details about the Howard Johnson Executive-in-Residence Program can be found here.

About Boston University School of Hospitality Administration: Established in 1981, Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) offers students a combination of rigorous academics, liberal arts curriculum and international experiences for the pursuit of success in lodging, restaurants, food service, and other avenues of the hospitality industry. SHA has a unique relationship with the city of Boston, where the area´s hotels and restaurants provide students with numerous opportunities for internships to satisfy work experience requirements for their degree.

About Boston University: Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized institution of higher education and research.  With more than 33,000 students, it is the fourth-largest independent university in the United States.  BU consists of 17 schools and colleges, along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes integral to the University’s research and teaching mission.  In 2012, BU joined the Association of American Universities (AAU), a consortium of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada.









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