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Be Instigators of Change: Chef Mehmet Gürs’ Inspiring JWU Keynote

For Mehmet Gürs '93, '19 Hon., life and food are one and the same. As chef and partner of the Istanbul Food & Beverage Group, the adventurous Gürs presides over a growing range of restaurants, coffee bars and a culinary innovation lab. His visionary restaurant Mikla — a tribute to the richness of Anatolian cuisine — has ranked on the World’s Best Restaurant list since 2015. Buzzfeed listed his the coffee bar concept Kronotrop as “one of the 25 coffee shops in the world to see before you die.”

Thriving on Competition: Meet the 2019 Iron Chef + Bake-Off Contestants

It’s not every day that Food Network star Chef Jet makes a guest appearance at JWU Providence’s College of Culinary Arts, but last Friday was a special occasion — the annual Johnson & Wales University and Chartwells Iron Chef and Bake-Off Competition. The proceedings were streamed live on Facebook and Chef Jet served as the unflappable MC.

JWU Denver Students Build a Giant PB&J and Aim for a Guinness World Record

In honor of National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day this year, JWU Denver culinary nutrition students collaborated with Southmoor Elementary to build the longest vegan peanut butter and jelly sandwich — a record submitted for entry into the Guinness World Records.

From the Bocuse d’Or to Crown Shy: A Culinary Mentorship Comes Full Circle

In the roughly two years since Chef James Kent '02 announced his departure as executive chef at the Michelin-starred NoMad, speculation has been running high about his next project. Late last year, he unveiled plans for Crown Shy, a Financial District restaurant on the ground floor of the Art Deco office building 70 Pine. The restaurant opened to raves on March 18.

JWU Charlotte Hosts North Carolina ProStart Invitational

Lizzie Haller says she wants to be a lawyer, but she admits it is scary thinking about presenting in a courtroom. That is why she was excited — and nervous — about competing in the 2019 NC ProStart Invitational, which was hosted at JWU’s Charlotte Campus. On March 8, Lizzie, a junior at Cleveland High School, represented one of 15 area high schools competing for a slot at the national competition, as well as scholarship funding to assist in continuing their education in hospitality-related fields.