Distinguished Visiting Chef

At JWU, you learn from experts. More than 150 of the world’s leading chefs have visited campus through our Distinguished Visiting Chef (DVC) program since it was first established in 1979.

Three times a year, chefs come to JWU to share their experiences, tips and techniques with the next generation of culinary leaders. Past DVCs include:

JWU Culinary Distinguished Visiting Chefs Program 170X150

JWU alum Emeril Lagasse
Jacques Pepin
Adolfo Perret
Chef K Paul Prudhomme
Scott Leibfried '93 of FOX’s “Hell's Kitchen”
Johanne Killeen and George Germon of Al Forno
Marcus Samuelsson, award-winning chef/owner, Red Rooster; author, “The New American Table”
Champe Speidel '00, chef and co-owner, Persimmon
Barbara Lynch, acclaimed chef-owner of No. 9 Park, The Butcher Shop and Drink
David Burke
Derek Wagner '99, chef-owner of Nicks on Broadway

Advice from a James Beard Award-Winning Chef

How did Barbara Lynch get from the South Boston projects to running a restaurant empire that includes Bon Appétit fave No. 9 Park? “You can do anything if you follow your passion.” read more