Jean-Pierre Coffe, French television presenter and food critic, Died at 78

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Jean-Pierre Coffe was born on March 24, 1938, and died on March 29, 2016.

He was a French radio and television presenter, food critic and author.

Jean started in a career in television in the early 1980s.

Coffe joined Canal+ on November 4, 1984, and appeared on a number of occasions in the programs hosted by Michel Denisot.

During 1992 and 1993, Jean made his first appearances in La Grande Famille hosted by Jean-Luc Delarue and Demain hosted by Michel Denisot for the cooking theme.

During September 1990, Coffe joined the team of Les Grosses Têtes hosted by Philippe Bouvard on RTL, radio program where he participated many times.

He decided to leave in September 2010, and joined right after the program On va s’gêner on Europe 1, hosted by Laurent Ruquier.

He only spent one season in 2011.

During 2014, Jean returned to Les Grosses Têtes on RTL when Laurent Ruquier took over as presenter.

Jean presented the program Ça se bouffe pas, ça se mange on France Inter every Saturday, from 1998 to June 2008.

The show ended June 21st, 2008 Jean announced his forced retirement by France Inter management.

He featured in advertising spots for the appliance manufacturer Siemens, in 1997.

Jean-Pierre Coffe appeared in advertising spots for Weight Watchers, in 2001.

As a defender of healthy and natural food, in 2009 he became famous for appearing on poster campaigns for the hard discount store brand Leader Price.

Jean-Pierre Coffe passed away at 78 yrs old.

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