JWU Student Blogs

Ready to Run the Family Bakery: Boulangerie St.  Antoine

I was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts, and spent much of my time in a small, traditional Haitian bakery, Boulangerie Street Antoine, owned by my parents. They started the business 22 years ago, right around the time I was born. My mother, with just a high school diploma, and my father, with an associate degree that he earned in Haiti, gave it their all from the start and are still running a successful business to this day.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence Baking & Pastry Arts

Living the Life: Reflections of a JWU Field Hockey Team Member

I have been on the Johnson & Wales Field Hockey team since my freshman year and am very sad it's my last season because I am a senior. I am a Fashion Merchandising & Retail major and have had my own fashion blog/Instagram since high school. I've slowly started working with brands, and I hope to continue to grow my blog.

Topics: Fashion Merchandising Campus Life Athletics

Why I Made the Leap from Baking & Pastry to Food Service Management

Hello everyone! My name is Calla and I’m a baking & pastry/food service management (FSM) major in my junior year here at JWU’s Providence Campus.

I love baking. I’ve done it since I was young and I would bake with my grandma. She fostered this love for baking with me and ever since then I’ve wanted to be a baker, she told me about JWU when I was 7 and now here I am.

Topics: Internships Food Service Management

ADTEAM Begins Work for New Client: Ocean Spray

My name is Maddy Hernandez, and I’ve had the incredible privilege of working as a research strategist on Johnson & Wales University’s student-run advertising agency, Candlelight Communications. I am an Advertising & Marketing Communications major, and I’m working to complete my degree in the upcoming year.

Topics: Advertising & Marketing Providence

Gaining Confidence (and Pasta Skills)

I started at JWU Providence’s College of Culinary Arts last fall. At that point, I was only taking academic classes, and I was dying to know what culinary labs were going to be like! I had very little prior experience in the food service industry and was anxious and excited to see how I would adapt to labs.

Topics: Providence