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Andrea Feldman

Andrea Feldman

Unrepentant Anglophile, a music + food obsessive with a fetish for luxuriously packaged objects, and an armchair traveler.

Recent Posts by Andrea Feldman:

Lessons in Urban Agriculture at City Farm

A group of 15 students from JWU’s Providence Campus, Regis College (Weston, Mass.) and Universidad de Congreso (Mendoza, Argentina) recently toured the Southside Community Land Trust’s City Farm as part of their research into food security and food access.

Thanks to a grant from the 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund, the students were at the midpoint of a 3-week collaborative study abroad program to explore issues of sustainable community wellness and nutrition in the Americas.

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.

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.

The Chef’s Journey: Advice from 6 Culinary Lifers

JWU’s College of Culinary Arts recently convened a panel of six working chefs — including four alumni — to share their experiences, speak about their chosen career paths, and discuss strategies for obtaining a dream job in the industry.