2017, Jersey City, NJ – The Hudson County Community College 2016-2017 Lecture
Series proceeds this Spring with an appearance by American chef and television
personality Anne Burrell. The event will be held on Thursday, March 30 from 12
to 2 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey
City – just two blocks from the Journal Square PATH Transportation Center. The
event is open to the general public. Tickets – which are free of cost – are a
must, as seating is limited. Tickets may be obtained online at
trademark spiky blond hair and pumped-up personality, Anne Burrell has become a
star on the Food Network. She recently co-hosted Worst Cooks in America
with Rachel Ray. Previously, she hosted
Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Ms.
Burrell served as Mario Batali’s sous chef on Iron Chef America and
appeared on other Food Network programs, including The Best Thing I Ever Ate.
Her current show, Chef Wanted With Anne
Burrell, helps top restaurants find candidates to become executive chefs.
of Cazenovia, New York, she attended Canisius College in Buffalo and graduated
with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English and communication. Ms. Burrell
went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America, where she earned an
Associate Degree in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) degree. She also studied at the Italian Culinary
Institute for Foreigners in Italy, and worked in various restaurants in that
country for nine months before returning to America.
honed her culinary skills at some of the top restaurants in New York City. She served as sous chef at Felidia and as the
chef at Savoy. After Savoy, she began teaching at the Institute of Culinary
Education. She was named chef for Italian Wine Merchants, and later became the
executive chef of Centro Vinoteca.
Burrell will undoubtedly inspire students at the acclaimed HCCC Culinary Arts
and Hospitality Management program. The HCCC program is nationally recognized
for excellence and was ranked sixth “Best Culinary School” in the U.S. by Best
Choice Schools. It is one of just two in the region accredited by the American
Culinary Federation Accrediting Commission and the American Culinary Federation
Educational Foundation. HCCC students learn from experienced chefs and
hospitality managers in professional, leading-edge kitchens and facilities, and
then work in the best restaurants and hotels in the U.S.
is proudly presented by the Georgia Brooks Stonewall Celebration Project.
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to the Media:
The College has scheduled a
private post-lecture reception with Ms. Burrell at 2 p.m. in the room directly across from the Scott Ring Room of
the Culinary Conference Center. Members of the media are welcome – and encouraged – to attend this reception (which is not open to the general
public), as it will allow time to speak one-on-one with Ms. Burrell. Please
confirm your attendance with the HCCC Communications Office by phoning