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Acclaimed Boston Chef Barbara Lynch Dishes on Her New Memoir

“I’ve made the biggest mistake,” Chef Barbara Lynch stated as soon as she took her seat at the high-top positioned before 120+ captivated students gathered in the Harborside Amphitheater. “I’m late. This is not a business in which you can be late. And I’m the worst driver by the way.”

Advice from James Beard Award-winning Restaurateur Barbara Lynch

James Beard Award-winning Boston restaurateur Barbara Lynch will be at JWU’s Providence Campus on April 18 for a very special Q&A followed by a book signing of her new memoir, “Out of Line: A Life of Playing with Fire” (Simon & Schuster). She will also be at the Denver Campus on May 13.

Heart, Soul + Passionfruit: Expert Chocolatier Melissa Coppel Visits JWU

“I feel like I do what I want — and that is really a good thing and really a bad thing.” JWU Providence’s 179th Distinguished Visiting Chef Melissa Coppel is describing to a packed auditorium of rapt baking & pastry students the ways that doing what you love has its rewards as well as its drawbacks: “If you are critical of the world, you must also be critical of yourself, and be willing to dig deep.”

Hunter Gatherer: Meet the Food Network’s Go-To Guy, Dave Mechlowicz '04

As Food Network’s director of culinary production, one day Dave Mechlowicz ’04 is sweet talking airport security into letting him check a cleaver and the next he’s basting turkeys with supermodel Chrissy Teigen. (He’s not complaining.)

How to Get Competition-Ready for the S&D Culinary Challenge

Now in its 7th year, the S&D Culinary Challenge has become a signature event at JWU Charlotte. This annual demo-based competition, which is sponsored by S&D Coffee, is a great way for students to show off their culinary creativity while sharpening their presentation skills before a panel of industry expert judges.