JWU News

Women's Basketball Wins JWU Charlotte's First National Championship

3/5/18 | The No. 2-ranked Johnson & Wales women's basketball team held quarterfinal and semifinal opponents to under 50 points heading into championship weekend in Lemont Furnace, Pa., then capped a magical season with a win over the nation's No. 1 seed, Central Maine Community College, to capture the USCAA Division II National Championship by a 75-64 margin on March 3.

Topics: Charlotte

JWU Alums Garner 2018 James Beard Award Nominations

2/17/18 | This week, the James Beard Foundation released its much-anticipated list of 2018 James Beard Award semifinalists (chef categories) — and JWU alumni are well-represented.

Topics: Alumni

Wheat Stalk 2018 Brings Bakers, Educators + Entrepreneurs to JWU

2/1/3/18 | For 3 days this February and March, the center of the bread universe will rise over Johnson & Wales University’s College of Culinary Arts (JWU) in Providence, RI: 150 artisan educators, bakers, chefs, and food professionals will convene for WheatStalk 2018, which runs from Tue., Feb. 27-Thu., March 1.

Topics: Providence Baking & Pastry Arts

JWU Wrestling Takes Center Stage at Inaugural Downtown Showdown

2/9/18 | For the first time ever, collegiate wrestling took the stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center for the Downtown Showdown. The fourth-ranked Johnson & Wales University wrestling team toppled local rival No. 20 ranked Roger Williams University, 28-12, on Thursday, February 8.

Topics: Providence Athletics

Combining Creativity + Food Science to Help Change the Way the World Eats


1/22/18 | A world without food science would mean empty shelves at your favorite grocery store. Food science has a hand in every food product we consume. Without it, food safety and nutrition would be a guessing game. For the first time, JWU Charlotte is combining creativity and the science of food.

Topics: Culinary Science Charlotte

JWU Chancellor John Bowen Announces His Retirement

1/11/2018 | After 44 years at Johnson & Wales University, Chancellor John J. Bowen ’77 has announced his retirement, effective December 31, 2018.

Topics: Johnson & Wales University

North Miami Students Lend a Hand for Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

12/19/17 | When Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico on September 20, it left 3.4 million residents without power and it was reported that the storm claimed 64 lives. Three months later, much of the island remains without power and the death toll is now projected to be more than 1,000. As residents of the island continue to rebuild, the need for basic supplies is still a challenge and one that resonated with many South Florida residents, including the students of JWU’s North Miami Campus.

Topics: Community Service North Miami

Operation: Peace, Love & Bread Crafts an Epic Holiday Baguette Tree

12/15/17 | Each year, JWU Providence club Operation: Peace, Love & Bread (OPLB) crafts an amazing holiday tree made entirely of bread. The tree stands as a beautiful centerpiece in the foyer of the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence (CCCE), located on the university’s Harborside Campus.

Topics: Community Service Providence

JWU Collaboration to Change North Carolina’s Outmoded Craft Beer Laws

11/21/17 | The legacy of the prohibitionist movement of the last century continues to have a significant impact on the development of the liquor industry in North Carolina. Legistlation drafted in the 1920s that was meant to cure the ills of society is today stopping entrepreneurs in their tracks and thwarting new hires. Tara Goulet '06, co-owner of Birdsong Brewery in the trendy NoDa district says, “We agree that there shouldn’t be an arbitrary cap on how much a resident brewer is allowed to distribute.”

Topics: Hospitality Charlotte

Women's Volleyball Set to Play NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal Thursday


With a dramatic, five-set win over the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this past Sunday in Providence, the Johnson & Wales University women's volleyball team advanced out of its National Collegiate Athletic Association regional bracket and opens play Thursday in the NCAA's Elite Eight. The undefeated Wildcats will play Thursday (8pm ET) against tournament host Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich., with a chance to advance to the national semifinals. 


Topics: Providence Athletics