JWU News

Combining Creativity + Food Science to Help Change the Way the World Eats

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1/22/18 | A world without food science would mean empty shelves at your favorite grocery store. Food science has a hand in every food product we consume. Without it, food safety and nutrition would be a guessing game. For the first time, JWU Charlotte is combining creativity and the science of food.

Topics: Culinary Science Charlotte

JWU Collaboration to Change North Carolina’s Outmoded Craft Beer Laws

11/21/17 | The legacy of the prohibitionist movement of the last century continues to have a significant impact on the development of the liquor industry in North Carolina. Legistlation drafted in the 1920s that was meant to cure the ills of society is today stopping entrepreneurs in their tracks and thwarting new hires. Tara Goulet '06, co-owner of Birdsong Brewery in the trendy NoDa district says, “We agree that there shouldn’t be an arbitrary cap on how much a resident brewer is allowed to distribute.”

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte

Project Scientist’s STEM Academy Fosters Young Scientists at JWU

8/11/17 | This summer, Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte Campus collaborated with Project Scientist to offer a STEM-focused summer academy for girls ages 4-12 with a passion, talent and aptitude for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This marked the first time the academy was held at JWU Charlotte.

Topics: Charlotte

JWU Charlotte to Host Future of Bread Summit

3/16/17 | This May 22-23, world-renowned experts on bread — including bakers, historians, scholars and millers — will convene at JWU Charlotte for a two-day symposium on the future of bread.

Topics: Charlotte

Meet the 2017 Sharkfest Entrepreneurship Competition Winners

2/24/17 | Now in its sixth year, Johnson & Wales University’s annual Sharkfest competition tests the mettle of student entrepreneurs from the business, culinary and hospitality fields. This year’s crop of entrepreneurs pitched a diverse range of business ideas. Meet the winners:

Topics: Denver North Miami Charlotte Entrepreneurship

JWU Alumni Garner 2017 James Beard Award Nominations

2/15/17 | The James Beard Foundation has released its much-anticipated list of 2017 James Beard Award semifinalists (chef categories) — and JWU alumni are well-represented.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte

‘Hospitality Is a People Business’: Paul Baldasaro '90

1/24/17 | Paul Baldasaro ‘90 says human capital is everything in the hospitality business. As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Home-Grown Industries, he develops and implements business strategies for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, a $375M+, 180+-unit pizza franchising business started in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1974.

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte

United Airlines’ Greg Jones Shares Leadership Tips with Charlotte Students

1/16/17 | Even an employee of United Airlines can’t avoid the occasional flight delay caused by Mother Nature! Greg Jones, Chief Diversity Officer – United Airlines, was a tad late for his Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture due to weather issues in Chicago.

Topics: Charlotte

No Butts About It: All 4 JWU Campuses Now Tobacco Free

7/5/2016 | As of Friday, July 1, 2016, all 4 of Johnson & Wales University’s campuses are officially tobacco free. Faculty, staff and students assembled on the lawn in front of the Yena Center on JWU’s Providence campus to celebrate becoming the first university in Rhode Island to become tobacco free. JWU joins approximately 1,100 other colleges and universities across the country.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Campus Life

Transitioning to ‘What's Next’: Charlotte Commencement Highlights

6/9/2016 | The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte was bustling with excitement on the morning of May 21 as family, friends and loved ones waited to see the campus' 415 students receive their undergraduate degrees.

Topics: Charlotte Commencement