JWU News

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.

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JWU Denver Shares a Vegan Thanksgiving with Ashley Elementary

11/22/16 | Students from JWU Denver’s Culinary Nutrition Vegetarian Cuisine class recently served some very special guests a Thanksgiving feast with a twist: the menu was entirely vegan.

Topics: Culinary Arts

JWU Culinary: Why I Knew JWU Was Right for Me

8/18/16 | Meet Zach Sandground, Apoorva Prakash, Callie Verver and Kaylee Paulson.

These culinary students have very different backgrounds, goals and interests. But all of them knew JWU’s College of Culinary Arts was the perfect fit.

Topics: Culinary Arts

Bringing the Ocean State to Your Plate

7/26/16 | Last week, some of Rhode Island’s finest chefs convened at food-business incubator Hope & Main in Warren, RI, to explore ways to better utilize plentiful but less popular seafood species.

The 9 chefs — including JWU alumni Derek Wagner '99 (Nicks on Broadway), Matt Varga '05 (Gracie’s), Ben Mayhew '10 (front-of-house at Garde de la Mer) and Aaron Thorpe '01 (Cook & Dagger) — were given an hour and a half to sample, cook and experiment with new or relatively unfamiliar seafood.

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‘Go Change the World’: Highlights from Commencement 2016

5/23/16 | Saturday, May 21, was an important day for Wildcats across all four of Johnson & Wales University’s campuses — almost 3,000 undergraduate degrees were awarded during JWU’s 2016 Commencement ceremonies.

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2016 JWU Zest Awards Celebrate Miami Culinary Culture

3/17/16 | Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus founded the ZEST™ Awards as a way to showcase and honor leaders in Miami’s culinary arts. The 2016 Awards expanded to 9 categories, including the Eater’s Choice Award for Miami’s Big Food Moment, which was selected by community vote.

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And the Winner of the S&D Coffee Culinary Challenge Is...

3/17/16 | Now in its sixth year, the S&D Coffee & Tea ‪‎Culinary Challenge‬ at JWU’s Charlotte Campus is a highly competitive event that tests students’ culinary chops as well as creativity.

Topics: Competitions Culinary Arts Charlotte

Culinary/Design Collaboration Creates Menu Designs for Student Pop-Ups

2/11/16 | Every term, Chefs Delle Donne and Wesen’s Conscious Cuisine classes run what they call Chef’s Tables, where student teams collaborate, “Top Chef” Restaurant Wars-style, on a thematically-unified 6-course tasting menu.

Students from Deana Marzocchi’s Design Solutions class — 24 in all — worked with 8 culinary teams to create menu designs that fit their pop-up restaurant concepts.

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Finalists Announced for Fifth Annual ZEST Awards

2/2/16 | JWU North Miami’s College of Culinary Arts has announced finalists for the fifth annual JWU ZEST™ Awards, which will showcase and honor leaders in culinary arts in Miami. The 2016 winners will be announced Wednesday, March 16 during a private reception to be held on campus.

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JWU Volunteers: Making Thanksgiving Brighter for South Florida Families


11/18/15 | Students from the College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus will do their part to help South Florida families in need by preparing turkeys for Miami Rescue Mission’s annual Thanksgiving banquet dinner.

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