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The legendary french chef is coming to Seattle at the end of the month as part of a collaboration between his eponymous foundation and FareStart. Pepin’s foundation, says its website, “Promotes Jacques’ generosity and passion for cooking by supporting individuals that seek, and organizations that create pathways to success through culinary professionalism, skills and technique.” FareStart is the epitome of such organizations, so it makes a ton of sense that Pepin picked them out of all the other food-related charities in the nation for his first partnership. For this fundraiser, Pepin will be presiding over a multi-course melange of dishes from such local notables as Tom Douglas, Thierry Ratreau, and Holly Smith, and attendees will have the chance to bid on fancy food experiences like dinner at Eleven Madison Park with Pepin or a day on the set of his upcoming TV show. Tickets are currently sold out, but you can join the wait list—if tickets do become available, they will be $550. This is definitely for the city’s foodie elite, but for once none of us plebs will be grumbling at you for casually whipping out your black AmEx, as they money goes to an exceedingly good cause.