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Celebrating the Cranberry Harvest with the Club of Culinary Excellence

I can’t think of a better way to kick off the start of Fall than by participating in a cooking demo at the 14th annual Cranberry Harvest Celebration in Wareham, Massachusetts, which celebrates the history and cultivation of the Massachusetts state berry. I took part in the event as a member of the Club of Culinary Excellence, an amazing student-run club here at JWU Providence that focuses on helping students level up their craft through skills sessions and cooking demos.

Talking Inspiration, Influences + Tomato Pie with Lindsay Autry '04

“The more you cook, the more you go back to your roots.” Lindsay Autry '04 is back at JWU for a very important reason — she is taking part in a JWU Epicurean Society demonstration and reception to support student scholarships — and she is sharing her signature recipe for tomato pie, a dish that harks back to her childhood in North Carolina, with the invited guests.

Mixing Music + Wine with Master Sommelier Serafin Alvarado

As one of only 149 Master Sommeliers in North America, Serafin Alvarado has turned his passion for wine into a remarkable career, including stints at the late Charlie Trotter’s namesake restaurant and his current position as Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits’ director of wine education. Recently, Alvarado brought his informal and informative teaching style to JWU’s Providence Campus as the College of Culinary Arts’ 4th Distinguished Visiting Master Sommelier.

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.

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.