Johnson & Wales University Welcomes This Year’s Distinguished Visiting Chefs

WHO: Rachael Burns, executive pastry chef, Noble’s Restaurant and Martin Yan, acclaimed television personality, chef, author and restaurateur.
WHAT: Distinguished Visiting Chef series
WHEN: Rachel Burns ’05: Mon, Feb 22 Demos: 8:30-10:30am and 2-4pm
Martin Yan: Thu, Mar 11 Demo(s): 9:30-11am and 1:45-3:15pm


Rachel Burns, a JWU graduate, is responsible for producing all bread, pastries, gelato and desserts for Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen and Noble’s Restaurant. The Distinguished Visiting Chef $2,000 scholarship winner is baking & pastry student Sarah King.

Martin Yan, certified master chef, has hosted more than 3,000 cooking shows broadcast world-wide. He is host of the award-winning US national cooking show "Yan Can Cook." The culinary student scholarship winner has not been announced yet.

Distinguished Visiting Chef
Since it was first established on the Charlotte Campus in 2004, some of the nation's leading chefs have been honored in JWU’s Distinguished Visiting Chef program. The DVC series brings together some of the culinary world's greatest names with JWU students to offer tips for success, and demonstrate the techniques, creativity, and personal philosophies that set them apart from their peers.

The program also awards a scholarship, in the name of the DVC, to an outstanding culinary student.

MEDIA CONTACT: Call Melinda Law, communications & media relations manager, at 980-598-1004.