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My Spring/Summer 2013 trend board for Fashion Forecasting. We worked on these in class the other day and one of the chefs stopped in to see what was going on. She was completely fascinated, and it was fun to explain to her what we were doing.


A beautiful dessert that was served in the cafeteria yesterday! It was delicious! Also, photo credit goes to my friend Shaniqua.


It’s Winter Week here at JWU where UIB hosts themed events each day of the week and lead up to our Formal ‘Sno Ball’ on Saturday night. Tonight is Iced Bingo on campus where we can win cool prizes like gift cards and even an ice cream maker. Bingo has been a tradition for my friend and I since freshman year, you would think being juniors we would have won something by now!


As a culinary or baking student, one thing that is really important to realize is that practical days never go quite as you planned. The petits gâteaux all the way to the left shows how the cremeux was not set properly which caused all of our gâteauxs to fall a part.

For the full explanation of the petits gateaux my lab partners and I created check out my blog.


A great group of students from CPCC came to volunteer for MLK day at my internship. It was tons of fun and we already have plans to all work together again.


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A great twist on the idiom that “We teach don’t get raped, instead of teaching don’t rape”. What do you think of this poster?

Our North Miami Resident Assistants met the new director of Johnson & Wales Gender Equity Center this past Friday morning. We talked about sexual consent and launching the Consent Is program around campus, ill be posting more about it on the blog soon!


After 8 days of my Advance Petits Gâteaux class, I’ve finally had some time to upload all of my pictures along with descriptions. To see all of my work, check out Meryl Loves Food.


Although it’s been raining here in Charlotte the last couple of days, my English class ventured out to the Mint Museum in Uptown Charlotte. It was a really nice class period spent looking at all of the wonderful art including two original Andy Warhol’s. Snow is on the forecast for the weekend and as a northerner I can’t wait! If you would like to see more pictures from the museum just go here!


One of the things I absolutely love about being in the Culinary College at JWU is the Center for Culinary Excellence or CCE building. The entire front of the building is made up of windows and looking out of it (especially from the 4th floor) is always a great view of campus.

This morning we had some snow in Providence so getting to see campus blanketed in it was quite beautiful.


This definitely made for an interesting walk to campus here in Providence!


This is just a taste of what I’ve been doing in my Advanced Baking and Pastry lab! It’s a blackberry lemon mint sorbet in an almond tuille cage alongside a pastry cream fruit tart. I’m really glad that culinary students get a chance to work with pastry, it’s a great learning experience.


One of my favorite things about the Charlotte campus is that even though it’s small, it does not lack in activities. This weeks video game tournament is a great example of that. As an avid gamer I was super excited to hear of this upcoming event and can’t wait to participate!


Hi everyone! My name is Dias Dobson. I am a senior marketing major at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte. I am the Co-Editor of the West Trade Review, JWU Charlotte’s literary journal.



Good To Know

So Providence, if you live off campus and ever lock your keys inside your room there is a 24 hour locksmith that can come to Prov and open it for you. It might cost you over 200 bucks but you get your room back with all your IDs, laptop, textbooks and necessities.


One of my favorite things to do in Charlotte is to go to basketball games! I like going with friends and just enjoying the game. I’m really excited to be back at school because above all else, it means more basketball! LET’S GO CATS!!!

You can check out more pictures of my basketball adventures here.