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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.)

It’s a Pasta Flyer Future for Del Posto Chef Mark Ladner

Only a few months after authoring the definitive Del Posto cookbook, which was published this past November, the restaurant’s chef, Mark Ladner, has announced plans to leave the iconic Italian restaurant to open a quick-serve pasta startup, Pasta Flyer.

Chef David Kinch Returns to JWU

On the fourth floor of JWU Providence’s Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence, the kitchen is humming with singular intensity. David Kinch '81, '14 Hon., the James Beard Award-winning chef-owner of Manresa in Los Gatos, California, is leading a team of Johnson & Wales culinary students in the execution of an intricate 5-course menu.

Liquid Assets: JWU Alumni Prove Craft Brewing Is Big Business

A couple of months back, Josh Mersfelder '14 went truck shopping. He returned home with a charcoal-colored puppy instead, and promptly named her after an Australian hops variety. Mersfelder recounts his story seated on a stool in his brewery’s tap room, gazing fondly at Ella as she smiles back, wagging her tail.

Coffee Talk with Coffee Analyst Spencer Turer '91

In 1994, Spencer Turer '91 received a job offer that would change the course of his career — as a general manager and barista at a brand-new Dean & DeLuca location in Philadelphia, Pa.