Monday, January 12, 2009

Alton Brown entertains Miami in
Celebrity Chef Series event

On Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, as part of the Celebrity Chef Series presented by Johnson & Wales University and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, Alton Brown discussed his fascinating career with Michelle Bernstein, a Johnson & Wales North Miami campus alumna and owner of Michy's Restaurant in Miami.

Brown, host of the popular Food Network show "Good Eats" and main commentator on "Iron Chef America," took the stage in an island-inspired shirt and made himself comfortable in front of a packed house, awaiting questions from Bernstein about his passion for food entertainment. Responding with candor and quick wit, Brown captivated the audience and sparked a flurry of interesting questions.

Following the discussion, Brown presented a cooking demonstration of crêpes suzette with the assistance of culinary students from the Johnson & Wales University North Miami campus. In addition, the students served samples and refreshments at a V.I.P. reception held after the stage presentation.

Alton Brown (center) with future chefs from Johnson & Wales University's College of Culinary Arts backstage before his appearance on the JWU Celebrity Chef Series