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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.

First Person: Why I’m Working to End Childhood Hunger

JWU Denver alum Megan Bradley '07 has dedicated her culinary career to helping families affected by hunger. Here she tells us the very personal reasons behind her tireless work for the Colorado chapter of No Kid Hungry.

Break In, Be Kind, Pursue Happiness: Career Advice from Momofuku’s Leslie Ferrier

As the vice president of human resources at Momofuku, Leslie Ferrier '90 is charged with ensuring that David Chang’s rapidly-growing food and media empire is a supportive, positive place to work. Read on for her hard-earned advice gleaned from an eventful 25 years in the business.