Study of the world's greatest cuisines by region, including travel information and a cooking demonstration by one of the Jonesboro areas best chefs. Enjoy an overview of the regions finest products, dishes and wines, with tasting of wines, cheeses, and other local products, plus cooking demonstrations of one of the region's classic dishes by a local chef. Each month you will learn from a new chef.
Date: July 23, August 20
Time: 7–9 p.m.
Place: ASU Jonesboro, ASU Alumni Center
Cost: $50 per person or $90 for two (per session price)
Instructor: Chef Matthew Johnson comes to the mid-south area via Detroit, Michigan. Born and raised in the Detroit and metro area, Chef Johnson moved to Jonesboro Arkansas in 1995. After starting college with aspirations of success in the business field and many other jobs along the way, it was in 2004 when Chef Johnson finally found where his real passion lies. It was at this time he decided to follow his dream of becoming a professional cook. Training under 3 different executive chefs gave him the opportunity and time to learn and refine his skills in classic French and European culinary techniques. In 2007 Chef Johnson accepted the position of Executive Chef at the Jonesboro Country Club. Chef Johnson joined the Greater Memphis chapter of the American Culinary Federation ( ACF) in early 2011 and is currently pursuing his Certified Executive Chef (CEC) designation.