The Long Center and Austin Food & Wine Alliance Present An Evening with Chef Jacques Pépin June 5th/Tickets On Sale Now!


February 25th, 2016 (Austin, TX) — For the first time, the Long Center for the Performing Arts and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance have teamed up for an unforgettable evening of food for the soul with the renowned Chef Jacques Pépin, June 5th in Dell Hall. Celebrate the beloved chef’s 80th birthday with the rare and unique opportunity to hear his story- a must for any local foodie or culinary arts fan! Tickets are on sale now and start at $19.

Jacques Pépin is world renowned as the host of his acclaimed and popular cooking programs on public television, and as a prolific author, respected instructor, and gifted artist. Pépin was awarded the highest honor by the French Government and holds the title of Chevalier de L’ordre National de la Legion D’Honneur.

Pépin has starred in numerous television shows. The success of his book La Technique, used to this day as a textbook for teaching the fundamentals of French cuisine, prompted him to launch a televised version resulting in an acclaimed 1997 PBS series, The Complete Pépin. Relaunched on PBS ten years after its initial run, the series included a new introduction by Pépin where he stressed that now more than ever the secret to being a successful chef and not a mere line cook lies in knowing and using the proper technique.

This partnership between the Long Center and the Austin Food & Wine Alliance creates the incredible opportunity to support culinary students in the community. A portion of all proceeds from this event will support the Alliance’s educational programming that includes high school culinary students attending the 2017 Culinary Arts Career Conference.

If there is one thing this evening can guarantee, it’s an unforgettable opportunity to hear one of the world’s most legendary culinary artists discuss an incredible career, and the chance to support budding and talented Austin chefs in the process.

Tickets are available at or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street.  For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5161 or


The Long Center is Austin’s Creative Home, built “by the community, for the community.” The organization is primarily funded by private citizens and corporations and by nature understands the importance of giving. As a non-profit, the Long Center collaborates with community partners to sponsor educational programs, host free events on the City Terrace, subsidize rental costs for emerging art groups, and gift tickets to charitable and community-minded organizations. The Long Center also provides the best overall live entertainment experience of any venue in Austin. It is home to the Symphony, Opera and Ballet and boasts additional eclectic programming spanning diverse audiences. A commitment to acoustic excellence combined with exceptional theater site lines and an unparalleled outdoor view of Austin creates a magical experience and lasting memories.  Austinites of all ages and interests are invited to explore the Long Center to expand their cultural perspective and appreciation of the arts. For more information, please visit or call (512) 474-LONG (5664) for ticket information.


The Austin Food & Wine Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and innovation in the Central Texas culinary community through grants, educational programming, and events. Guided by an all-volunteer board of directors and committees made up of culinary-and-community-minded professionals, the Alliance’s commitment is to promote Texas food, wine, spirits, and craft brews, and to increase appreciation of Texas’s culinary impact. The AFWA is the designated beneficiary of the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival. For more information about the Austin Food & Wine Alliance, visit


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