They started as Culinary Arts students at Johnson & Wales University. Now they’re celebrity chefs, restaurant owners, TV show hosts, company CEOs, personal chefs, sommeliers and pioneers in the culinary nutrition field.
Balancing Business + CreativityJWU grad Derek Wagner '99 bought his Providence restaurant, Nicks on Broadway, when he was just 24.
Today, Fodor’s International Travel calls it “one of the world’s best restaurants” — and Derek is a James Beard Award-nominated chef.
JWU’s latest Distinguished Visiting Chef shares his practical advice on going far in culinary.
Culinary NewsMajor Honor for Emeril LagasseStar chef, JWU alum honored as James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year.
Top Chef Master: JWU’s Chris CosentinoThe JWU grad (and Incanto's executive chef) wins Bravo’s culinary reality show.
Waldorf Astoria NY Names JWU Grad Restaurant Chef of Hotel’s Culinary InstitutionsRead the HotelExecutive article on Christopher Eagle' 93
VIDEO: Culinary’s Next FrontierOur multi-year project to make science an equal partner in culinary education.
“Best New Restaurant in Chicago” Goes to Alum Read the Chicago Magazine article on winner Chris Nugent ’95VIDEO: Tulane + JWU's Groundbreaking CollaborationUniting doctors and chefs to improve the USA’s health.
Career AdviceAsk a James Beard Award-Winning ChefSean Brock '00, executive chefMcCrady’s and Husk, Charleston, SCBon Appétit’s “Best New Restaurant” Winner
Alumni in Culinary ArtsLorena Garcia, TV Host/Author, Loves Bold, Worldly FlavorsLorena Garcia '00, chef and owner, Lorena Garcia Cocina, Lorena Garcia Studios
“Hell’s Kitchen” Winner a JWU AlumPaul Neidermann '07 wows notoriously tough host Gordon Ramsay.
Michelle Bernstein: Fueled by Latin Flavor, Global FusionMichelle Bernstein '94, '03 Hon., chef, restaurant owner, television personality
Tyler Florence Says JWU "Let Me Pursue My Passion"Tyler Florence ’94, ’04 Hon., CEO, The Florence Group
Food Trucks, Pop-up Restaurants and MoreWill Gilson '04, chef-owner, Puritan & Co.Mad Scientist? Pastry Chef? JWU Alum Finds Success as BothBen Roche '02, executive chef, Baume + BrixSharpening Skills through Restaurant ConsultingKaty Sparks '86, owner, Katy Sparks ConsultingRI Native Cosentino Elevates Rustic Italian Cooking to New HeightsChris Cosentino '94, executive chef, IncantoBoston-based Chef Believes in Bold Flavors and Giving BackAndy Husbands '92, chef and owner, Tremont 647, Sister SorelHell's Kitchen Winner Built "Unbreakable Foundation" at JWU Rahman "Rock" Harper '96, executive chef and entrepreneur
JWU grad Josef Desimone rarely got to cook. He was too busy developing cafés for Facebook’s offices worldwide — and leading a team that prepared 7,000+ meals/day. read more
JWU alum Sean Brock pushed himself to be the best. Now, Bon Appétit singles out his restaurant, Husk — and calls Brock “a helluva cook.” read more
What’s left for the world renowned chef, best selling author and TV personality to accomplish? Mentoring young culinarians — not to mention starting a JWU scholarship for aspiring chefs. read more