It's a Wrap for Cooking with Class

Story by JWU Media Relations , on May 16, 2018 10:20 AM


Rhode Island's Popular Culinary TV Segment Ends After Two Decades

Providence, R.I. – May 16, 2018 – On Wednesday, May 23, during NBC10's News at Noon broadcast, viewers will hear Johnson & Wales University (JWU) Chef Frank Terranova sign-off for the last time with his signature, "Now that's Cooking with Class," when the culinary segment takes its final bow.

For more than 20 years, NBC10 viewers have welcomed JWU into their homes by tuning in to "Cooking with Class," a Monday through Friday culinary segment that began airing in the late 90s during the station's weekly newscasts and at the height of the food television explosion. The segment featured the university's College of Culinary Arts Chef Frank Terranova, who has shared tips, recipes, and experience with the audience. In 2015, JWU Chef Jonathan Poyourow, assistant professor, joined the line-up to demonstrate how "Johnson & Wales University is changing the way the world eats®," an initiative that offered a healthier approach to eating.

Recently, Chef Terranova made the decision to conclude his weekday appearances on Cooking with Class. He will continue to appear with Mario Hilario on NBC10's Sunday broadcast of "Weekend Sunrise." Recipes will remain online at

"The university thanks Chef Frank Terranova for his commitment to Cooking with Class as well as the viewers of Channel 10 who have watched the more than 4,000 dishes that its chefs have presented over the decades," Susan Marshall, Ed.D., JWU Interim Dean, College of Culinary Arts, said. "In addition, the university expresses its appreciation to NBC10 for these segments that were filmed on our campus and gave hundreds of JWU students who worked behind-the-scenes the opportunity to gain invaluable television production experience."

"We want to thank the chefs and students at Johnson & Wales for two decades worth of delicious recipes," Scott Isaacs, news director, NBC10 noted. "Chef Frank poured his heart and soul into every dish, endearing himself to NBC10 viewers over the years. He will forever be a part of our family, and we are delighted he will continue on Sunday Brunch with Mario Hilario."

About JWU
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 8,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics and design. JWU’s unique model provide students with the personalized attention, academic expertise and industry connections that inspire professional success and personal growth. The time students spend at JWU is nothing short of transformative, as demonstrated by career outcomes, expected earnings and economic mobility rankings. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

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