JWU eCenter Alums Debut Hippothecary, a Line of Therapeutic Foods

JWU entrepreneurs Luis Rivera + Becky Giambarresi of Hippothecary, a line of therapeutic foods + apothecary goods.

Can food be medicine? JWU culinary nutrition graduates — and budding entrepreneurs — Becky Giambarresi and Luis Rivera have started Hippothecary, a line of therapeutic foods + apothecary goods designed to target and prevent disease.

Derek Wagner to JWU Students: ‘Happy Cooks Make Happy Food’

Nicks on Broadway chef-owner Derek Wagner '99 speaking at JWU as a Distinguished Visiting Chef (DVC).

With his broad smile and down-to-earth enthusiasm, Derek Wagner '99 could pass for a culinary student. But this JWU alum and acclaimed chef-owner of Providence institution Nicks on Broadway has a wealth of experience — and he’s passionate about sharing it.

Supper Club: ‘Dining Studio’ Mixes Grammy Winners + Seasonal Dinners

Chris Mangless in the kitchen of his Green Bay supper club Three Three Five | Photo: Courtesy of Chris Mangless

“Music has aways been a passion of mine,” says Three Three Five’s chef-owner Chris Mangless '05, who opened his 12,000-square-foot “dining studio” in Green Bay, Wis., in 2011.

So it made sense to bring food and music together once he custom-built the multipurpose two-story space, which easily morphs from tasting room to salon, restaurant to concert hall — and back again.