Johnson & Wales University (JWU) opened its College of Culinary Arts at its Providence, R.I. Campus in 1973 and offered an associate degree in that field. Since, the program has been expanded to include two- and four-year degree programs in the hospitality, travel tourism and food service fields. Additional campuses were added in in Charleston, S.C. (1984), Norfolk, VA (1986), North Miami, FL (1992) and Denver, CO (2000). The smaller Charleston and Norfolk campuses were replaced by a new campus in Charlotte, N.C. In 2004.
The most notable alumni of the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts program, often appearing on food related television shows are Chris Cosentino, Lorena Garcia, Paul Niederman, Michelle Bernstein and Tyler Florence.
Among the most prominent individuals to receive an honorary doctorate of culinary arts are Daniel Boulud, Jacques G. Pépin, Emerill Lagasse, Julia Child and Tyler Florence.
Johnson & Wales is a private, nonprofit institution where currently more than 17,000 students from nearly 100 country are pursuing their careers.
For more information: www.http://www.jwu.edu/