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Famous Johnson & Wales University Alumni

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List of famous alumni from Johnson & Wales University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Johnson & Wales University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Johnson & Wales University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Johnson & Wales University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Johnson & Wales University.

You can rank all of these graduates, from Emeril Lagasse to Hillary Fisher.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Johnson & Wales University?” and “Which celebrities are Johnson & Wales University alumni?”
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    Emeril Lagasse

    Television producer, TV chef


    BirthplaceUSA, Massachusetts, Fall River

    Alternative NameEmeril Lagasse

    Emeril John Lagassé III ( EM-ə-rəl lə-GAH-see; born October 15, 1959) is an American celebrity chef, restaurateur, television personality, cookbook author, and National Best Recipe award winner for...  more

    #5 of 38 Celebrity Chefs You Most Wish Would Cook for You#3 of 21 The Best Professional Chefs with YouTube Channels#11 of 50 Favorite Good Morning America Hosts

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    Tyler Florence

    TV chef, Chef


    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, USA

    Tyler Florence (born March 3, 1971) is a chef and television host of several Food Network shows. He graduated from the College of Culinary Arts at the Charleston, South Carolina, campus of Johnson &...  more

    #18 of 54 The Most Entertaining Celebrity Chefs#24 of 26 Celebrities Who Live in San Francisco

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    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, USA

    Sam Talbot (born December 27, 1977) is a Sicilian-American chef from Charlotte, North Carolina, best known as a semi-finalist on Season 2 of Bravo's Top Chef, eventually placing third. Talbot...  more
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    Chris Cosentino

    TV chef, Chef

    BirthplaceRhode Island, United States of America

    Chris Cosentino is an American celebrity chef and reality television personality known as the winner of Top Chef Masters, a competitor on The Next Iron Chef and for his appearances on Iron Chef...  more
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    Adrianne Calvo (born February 7, 1984) is an American chef and television personality. ...  more
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    Thomas C. Slater (1945–2009) was a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for 30 years, reaching the rank of Sergeant Major. He ran...  more
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    Thomas Michael McGovern

    Dr Thomas McGovern was appointed the eighth president of Fisher College, Boston, United States in 2007, following thirty-eight years of working at the college. ...  more
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    Graham Elliot



    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    Alternative NameGraham Elliot

    Graham Elliot Bowles (born January 4, 1977) is an American chef....  more
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    Beau MacMillan


    BirthplacePlymouth, Massachusetts

    Beau MacMillan is an American chef and television personality. He is the executive chef for Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, an upscale resort in Arizona, and its featured restaurant, elements. He...  more
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    Lisa Fernandes

    Top Chef: Chicago is the fourth season of the American reality television series Top Chef. It was first filmed in Chicago, Illinois, before concluding in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The season premiered...  more
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    Kevin Sbraga



    BirthplaceWillingboro, New Jersey

    Kevin Sbraga is a New Jersey native and winner of Bravo's, Top Chef Washington D.C. By September 2011, he became the chef-owner of Sbraga, a modern American restaurant on the Avenue of the Arts in...  more
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    Chris Santos

    Actor, Chef


    BirthplaceFall River, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Chris Santos (born March 26, 1971) is a New York City chef and the executive chef and owner of The Stanton Social in New York's Lower East Side. In late 2010, he opened Beauty & Essex, a 250-seat,...  more
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    David Lorenzo

    David V. Lorenzo is an American marketing consultant, business strategy consultant to executives and owner of Valtimax Consulting. He is a former strategic consultant and partner with The Gallup...  more
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    Michelle Bernstein



    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Michelle Bernstein (born March 21, 1970) is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef from Miami, Florida. She has drawn widespread acclaim for her culinary skills and as an expert in Latin-style...  more
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    Amy Sacco

    Amy Sacco is an actress....
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    Jimmy Carey

    Chef / Owner Jimmy'z Kitchen Restaurants


    BirthplaceNew York, NY