Jacques Pépin GS '70 MA '72 is a famous French chef who began his time at Columbia by taking language courses within weeks of first arriving in the US from France. He first earned his fame by developing a line of meals for Howard Jonson's restaurants while studying at Columbia, but he persisted in his studies by earning a masters degree in French literature. He was the 2010 General Studies Class Day speaker.
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