Johnson & Wales University is excited to announce an educational partnership with JK Food Group, a Boston-based restaurant group founded by James Beard Award–winning chefs Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer.
The group—which consists of Toro Boston and franchises in New York, Bangkok, and Dubai; Cambridge’s Little Donkey; and Coppa Boston—connected with the university through Toro executive chef and JWU alum Josh Elliott ’11. As a partner of Johnson & Wales, JK employees will be offered an educational benefit towards all online programs, as well as graduate and continuing education programs at one of the JWU campuses in Providence, North Miami, or Denver. JK Food Group is excited to hire JWU students and interns in the future, as well.
“The opportunity to intern or extern at a company like ours, owned and operated by two James Beard Award–winning chefs, gives students invaluable life experience to draw from when they graduate and head out into the workforce,” said Elliott, who graduated from JWU’s North Miami campus. “Additionally, the partnership allows us to provide our employees access to an exceptional JWU education."
Benefits of the partnership include:
- a reduced tuition rate for all undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as culinary arts, hospitality, food service management, and more.
- the flexibility of completing a degree 100% online or on a JWU campus.
- dedicated advising and complete access to JWU’s academic resources.
- multiple start dates so employees can begin on their schedules.
- classes taught by industry-experienced faculty.
“We’re happy to be able to deliver industry-relevant degree programs to JK employees and are looking forward to how we can collaborate going forward,” said Brian Fernandes, business development coordinator at JWU Online.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a corporate educational partner, contact our corporate partnership team.