Meet the Winners of the JWU Iron Chef + Great Bake Off Competitions

The heat was on for 7 Johnson & Wales University students who competed in the inaugural Great Bake Off and second annual Iron Chef competitions, sponsored by Compass Group and Hampton Creek and held on April 26. The universitywide event brought student competitors from all 4 campuses to compete at JWU Denver’s College of Culinary Arts and was broadcast live on Facebook.

How JWU Denver Students Built a Vegetable Garden from Scratch

Building the garden (top left) and reaping the rewards. All photos by Jasmine Smith '16.

As Executive Vice President of JWU Denver’s Student Government Association (SGA) — as well as a culinary nutrition student — Jasmine Smith '16 is always looking for ways to improve the campus experience for students. Starting a sustainable garden on campus required funding, volunteers and willing student gardeners — as well as a strategic foundation to support its ongoing maintenance. Jasmine explains how she and the SGA kept the project moving forward:

First Person: Why I’m Working to End Childhood Hunger

JWU Denver alum Megan Bradley '07 has dedicated her culinary career to helping families affected by hunger. Here she tells us the very personal reasons behind her tireless work for the Colorado chapter of No Kid Hungry.

Recreating Big Night’s Iconic Italian Feast in Denver

Welcoming diners to JWU Denver’s epic “Big Night” feast.

How do you celebrate 20 years of the epic food film “Big Night”?

At the end of January, JWU Denver College of Culinary Arts chef-instructors (Robert Corey, Kevin Kester, Michael Angelo and Taylor Cookingham ), students (more than 20) and one alumni chef (Ian Wortham '12 of Frasca) recreated the iconic Italian feast that serves as the centerpiece of the movie — and they invited more than 25 alumni and assorted guests to join in the fun. (Presumably, Louis Prima was unavailable.)

Best of 2015: Plating Hacks, Alum Advice + a Culinary History Lesson

We started this blog this year so we’d have a place to really dig deep into all things culinary at JWU. It’s been a fun ride — we hope you think so too!

In case you’re just discovering us, here are the top 10 posts from the past year.