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‘From Paper to Plate’: The Culinary Artistry of Student Will Brown

Student Will Brown installing an exhibit of his paintings and sketches at the Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University’s Providence Campus.

The first thing you see when you walk into “From Paper to Plate,” a current exhibit at JWU Providence’s Culinary Arts Museum, is a smiling pig wearing a jaunty chef’s hat.

That pig is a mascot of sorts for artist — and JWU Providence culinary arts student — Will Brown '17, who uses art to document, as well as inspire, new ideas.

Making Food Security a Priority in Rhode Island

Panelists at the JWU BRIDGE Center’s Food Sovereignty discussion are (L-R): Tood Sandstrum and Craig Jones (Crave Food Services), Isabella Cassell (Social Entreprise Greenhouse), Mark Huang (Providence director of economic development), David Dadekian (Eat Drink RI), Cameron Sycks (JWU Providence’s Club of Culinary Excellence) and Ann-Marie Bouthillette (Blackbird Farm ).

Food will help Rhode Island grow” is a common refrain here in the Ocean State, where our culinary economy stands strong next to our health care and creative sectors.

JWU Providence’s BRIDGE Center recently brought together a panel of thought leaders to discuss the role governing bodies, higher education and community-based organizations can play in addressing issues of food sovereignty and food security.

Culinary Eye: Go Behind the Scenes of Conscious Cuisine

Teamwork makes the dream work: Darren Walls '18 captures a great moment between Chef TJ and student Dylan in the middle of senior-level class, Conscious Cuisine. Photo: Darren Walls

Instagram has become a great medium for JWU culinary students to document their class projects, build their portfolios and capture life in culinary school.

Sophomore Darren Walls recently Instagrammed the final projects for Conscious Cuisine, one of the 3 labs (and one academic course) that make up JWU’s Wellness & Sustainability elective. His photos offer a fantastic chef’s-eye view of the intensity, boundless creativity, focus, and, yes, fun of being in the kitchen.