Chef Jacques Pépin Receives Honorary Doctorate From CIA

May 27, 2015

Famed chef and television personality Jacques Pépin was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from The Culinary Institute of America after delivering the commencement address at the college’s New York campus on May 22. Pépin served as personal chef to three French presidents, including Charles de Gaulle, and his career in the United States ranged from cooking at some of the nation’s finest French restaurants, such as New York’s Le Pavillon, to being a trailblazing research and development chef for Howard Johnson’s.

“Today is your day,” Pépin told recipients of associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and arts. “It is a time of…