JWU Presents an Evening with Culinary Adventurer Anthony Bourdain

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, in partnership with Johnson & Wales University, presents an evening with celebrated chef, best-selling author and television personality Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain stars in the first installment of the Center’s scrumptious new Celebrity Chef Series on Friday, November 14 at the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall.

The evening begins with an intimate interview about Bourdain’s personal culinary journey conducted by Amir Ben-Zion, who has brought to Miami Bond St. Sushi Lounge and Miss Yip Chinese Café. Following the interview, Bourdain will demonstrate, live on stage, how he prepares one of his own favorite recipes, taking the audience through the process, step-by-step. The audience will then have an opportunity participate in a question-and-answer session with Bourdain.

Audience members who have purchased a VIP ticket can also personally meet Bourdain after the show, and enjoy a tasting of that night’s featured meal. Host of “No Reservations” on the Travel Channel and a frequent guest judge on Bravo’s "Top Chef", Anthony Bourdain is equally well-known for eating exotic, daring dishes and writing best-selling memoirs and essays. A 28-year veteran of professional kitchens, working every job from dishwasher to head chef, Bourdain offers his uninhibited and insightful commentary on his shows and in his books, including "Kitchen Confidential", which propelled him to stardom. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Bourdain is also the founder of the classic Park Avenue South bistro Les Halles in New York City. 

Next in the series: December 13 at 8pm, Alton Brown, the Food Network’s resident food historian and award-winning host, serves up his unique blend of pop culture and common cooking sense. Wth guest host Michelle Bernstein of Michy’s.

Tickets Tickets to this event are $25-$150 and are available through the Adrienne Arsht Center box office at 305-949-6722. The $150 VIP ticket includes an opportunity to meet Chef Bourdain, as well as the best seats in the theater and a tasting of the evening's featured meal.

The Celebrity Chef Series is generously underwritten by Itaú Private Bank International, Drs. Laurie and Andrew Alpert and Kevin J. King. 

The series is sponsored in part by the Viking Range Co. and the Premiere Beverage Company of Florida. Additional support provided by Male Cahlin Design Partners, Whole Foods Market, Fiji Water and Lucini Italia Co. Eats.com is a media sponsor of the Celebrity Chef Series.

The Adrienne Arsht Center is pleased to partner with Johnson & Wales University, a recognized leader in career education. JWU students will have the opportunity to work closely with the Celebrity Chefs throughout the series, prepare the chef’s featured dish for VIP party guests and participate in a private question-and-answer session with each star. JWU prepares students for personal and professional success by integrating rigorous academics and professional skills, community leadership opportunities and a unique career education model. The College of Culinary Arts, with 800 culinary arts students at the North Miami Campus, is a world class culinary institution that offers two degree programs, Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council. Education & Outreach is funded in part by The Children’s Trust. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from private and corporate contributions to the Performing Arts Center Foundation of Greater Miami through its Membership Program; City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency; Dade Community Foundation; The MAP-Fund, a program of Creative Capital, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.