Celebrity chef/PBS star Pépin speaks in ILS lecture series

French celebrity chef and Public Broadcasting Service star Jacques Pépin spoke to an appreciative crowd of about 600 at Dominican October 12, as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies' 2015 Fall Leadership Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.

Pépin, who co-starred with renowned chef Julia Child on PBS’ Emmy Award-winning Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home, appeared in conversation at Dominican with fellow chef and TV host Tyler Florence of Mill Valley. They discussed Pépin's newest book Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul in the Kitchen.

A multiple James Beard Foundation award winner, Pépin was the personal chef to three French heads of state, including President Charles de Gaulle. He is recipient of three of the French government’s highest honors and is founder of The American Institute of Wine and Food.

Pépin was in conversation with Florence, a Food Network star, product designer, author of 12 books, and chef-owner of Wayfare Tavern in San Francisco and El Paseo in Mill Valley.

The speaker series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and Book Passage, features some of the country's leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature. The series has entertained and educated thousands of Marin County and San Francisco Bay Area residents.
All events are open to the public. Free parking is available on campus in the nearby Conlan Center parking lot at the intersection of Acacia and Grand Avenues in San Rafael.

The Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2015 Fall Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the oldest and largest privately-held wealth management firm in Marin County. Private Ocean’s commitment to community service has been a driving force behind its support of the lecture series, now in its 13th year.


October 5, 2015