Whitney Chen is coming to Lehigh!

We wrote about one of our favorite TV chefs this summer when alumni Whitney Chen appeared on the FoodTV network competition, “The Next FoodTV Star” this past summer. We have some really fantastic news to share with our readers….

(brace yourself)

Lehigh’s very own Whitney Chen ’05 is coming back to campus to share her story of following her passion. She’ll even be doing a food demo that EVERYONE can see. Of course, since everyone will want to see her, your chance to secure a place in the room is RIGHT NOW on this very link.

She will discuss her journey from energy consultant to Three Michelin Star line-chef to food editor and writer and how she’s used her IE degree to get her from one career to the next.  The Next Food Network Star contestant will be demonstrating some of her favorite meals perfect for cooking at college!  Recipes will be provided for all attendees.

More about Whitney Chen -> she graduated from Lehigh with her degree in Industrial Engineering in 2005. She worked in New York City as a former engineering consultant for four years, then quit her job and received a culinary certificate from L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, Md. She worked her way up the culinary ladder to the line at a Three Michelin Star restaurant in New York City.

A serious home cook turned professional chef; Whitney enjoys using the freshest seasonal ingredients in her cooking and believes that anyone can incorporate advanced techniques into making everyday meals that impress. Whitney came in fifth place in season seven of The Next Food Network Star. Whitney also writes for the Hinsdale-CalendonHills Patch.com; some great recipes here to try .