Claudine R Pépin

Many of you have watched Claudine co-hosting with her father, world-renowned chef, Jacques Pépin, preparing delicious meals and sharing cooking techniques, on “Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine” and “Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Encore With Claudine.” All three of their public television shows have received the notable James Beard Award.

Her first book, Kid’s Cook French, an IACP Cookbook Award Finalist, was published in the Spring of 2015, and is a collection of thirty favorite, simple, classic French recipes in both English and French, illustrated by her father Jacques and daughter Shorey. She is the Co-Founder and President of The Jacques Pépin Foundation, The Jacques Pépin Legacy Fund, and the Godmother of Oceania Cruises’ “Sirena”.

Claudine, her husband Rollie Wesen, who is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Jacques Pépin Foundation, a board member of the Jacques Pépin Legacy Fund and a Faculty Member at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, along with their daughter Shorey, and two mischievous cats, live happily Rhode Island.

“Food doesn’t have to be complicated. It needs to be wholesome, nutritious and preferably well seasoned. And, it’s always best when shared with those you love.”