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Acclaimed French chef gives Richmond students once-in-a-lifetime experience

Posted at 9:47 PM, Mar 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-08 23:29:31-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A group Richmond students had a once-in-a-lifetime experience Sunday when they received a cooking lesson from Michelin Star winning French Chef Jean Marc Tachet.

The nine Richmond Public Schools students learned how to prepare one of the courses that will be served at a culinary fundraiser at Perch benefiting the RPS Tech Center culinary program.

Defiant Food Group’s Ben Pasternak said bringing introducing students to the culinary arts and sciences is important.

“[We] give kids a chance to have a future that is brighter than where they might have started from, I think we end up in a better place as a society,” Pasternak said

Perch’s chef Mike Ledesma along with Chef Tachet will lead the six-course French Filipino dinner at the restaurant Monday.

Additionally, some of the students will join in and help serve their prepared course.

Click here to learn more of if you would like to get tickets. There are seatings at 5, 7 and 9 p.m.