José Andrés, Andrew Zimmern, Rachael Ray and More Celebrate Jacques Pépin's Daytime Emmy Win
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On May 3, 2019, Jacques Pépin will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Daytime Emmys. In honor of the occasion, we took a look back at the 16-time James Beard Award winner, French Legion of Honor member chef, author and TV personality's vibrant career. Pépin's friends, family and colleagues also got together on camera to celebrate the well-deserved honor (you will see some recognizable faces in the video above).
Fellow PBS chef Martin Yan also puts it best, saying, "Jacques, you have more lifetime awards than a cat has lives. Then again, I cannot think of anyone more deserving. For me, it is a privilege of a lifetime to learn from you, to be inspired by you. Congratulations, my friend."
Over his career, Pépin hosted 12 PBS cooking shows, like 'Jacques Pépin: More Fast Food My Way,' 'Essential Pepin' and 'Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul' to name a few. All of his programs were filmed at KQED, and it is an honor and a joy to see a member of the KQED family receive this distinguished, well-deserved award.
An abbreviated version of the video above will air at the Emmys ceremony.