LOGO-JWU-Caulinary-Now

Harvesting Hope: Gracie’s Chef Matt Varga on Growing RI’s Food Systems

This year’s Harvesting Hope fundraiser to benefit the Southside Community Land Trust (SCLT) will feature a menu designed by Gracie’s executive chef Matt Varga '05 that will draw almost exclusively from local farmers, purveyors and brewers. The event, which takes place at the Squantum Association on Tuesday, October 3, highlights the SCLT’s work to strengthen, expand and better integrate a sustainable local food system here in Rhode Island.

Celebrating #Canada150 with ‘Chopped’ Champion Trevor Ritchie

“Can anyone name any Canadian dishes?” Canadian “Chopped” champion Trevor Ritchie recently visited JWU Denver to discuss and demonstrate Canadian culinary flair. When students came back with a resounding answer of “poutine,” Chef Ritchie — chef-technologist at Toronto’s George Brown College — took the opportunity to spark a conversation about the meaning of “authentic” native cuisine.