Many of you have watched Claudine Pépin in partnership with her father, world-renown chef, Jacques Pépin, preparing delicious meals and sharing cooking techniques on “Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Cooking With Claudine” and “Jacques Pepin’s Kitchen: Encore With Claudine.” Two of their public television shows have received the notable James Beard Award. In addition, Claudine has had numerous television appearances including “Cooking Live with Sara Moulton” and “Good Morning America.”
After an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and graduate work in International Relations from Boston University, Claudine spent a great deal of time in the wine industry. She spent two years as the ’Brand Ambassador’ for Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon Champagne in New York while also teaching food and wine pairing for both the French Culinary Institute and the Sommelier Society in New York.
In 2002, Claudine was named "Woman of the Year" by the Academie Culinaire de France – Filiale des Etas Unis.
She and her husband, Rolland Wesen, who like her father is also a chef were married in 2003 and had a daughter, Shorey Evelyn, in 2004. They have now happily settled into life in Denver.