Honorary chairpersons Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick announce the 14th annual Hayground Chef’s Dinner, honoring world-renowned Chef Jacques Pépin, onSunday, July 29, 2018, in Jeff’s Kitchen at Hayground School, Bridgehampton. Five-star chefs will cook for guests as they celebrate Chef Pépin. The benefit dinner will raise much- needed financial aid for Hayground School, an inclusive, diverse school which incorporates an Edible Garden/Kitchen Science program into its curriculum on its pastoral Bridgehampton grounds.
Chef Jacques Pépin— co-star of the award-winning PBS series “Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home,” with Julia Child, Chef Pépin is considered one of the world’s most brilliant French chefs. His television series “Jacques Pépin Heart & Soul” is his most personal, revealing a legend whose lust for life, love of food, family and friends continues. A documentary about his life, Jacques Pépin: The Art of Craft, narrated by Stanley Tucci, aired as part of the PBS series American Masters in 2017. Passionate about teaching and learning, Chef Pépin serves as dean of Special Programs at The International Culinary Center, founded as the French Culinary Institute, in New York City. He is an active contributor to the Gastronomy department at Boston University, and has received three of the French government’s honors: He is a Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a Chevalier de L’Ordre du Mérite Agricole, and in 2004 he received France’s Légion d’honneur. He has also received 24 James Beard Foundation awards.
About Hayground School: Hayground School is an independent alternative school, committed to a program of innovation in a community of diversity, both economical and cultural. Hayground students range from 3-13 years of age. The mission at Hayground is to provide an open, community school where conventional teaching methods are replaced by new ways of teaching and learning. We work to give our students the tools, perseverance and determination to be independent thinkers and continue learning through doing.