Top Chef contestants. Zagat 30 Under 30 honorees. Michelin Star recipients.

These are just a few of the many amazing accomplishments of our talented alumni. Take a look at the success stories of some of the best and brightest.

Justin Bogle

Chef de Cuisine, Le Coucou

"A graduate of The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Justin Bogle got his start working for Chef Douglas Rodriguez at Alma de Cuba, the pioneering Cuban restaurant...

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David Boyle

Senior Manager, Area Support Culinary, Sodexo

David Boyle is Senior Manager, Area Support Culinary, for Sodexo. He guides the culinary program for a national account with nine locations in three states and the island of Puerto...

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Charlotte Calmels

Co-Owner, Bibou BYOB

"Charlotte Calmels is the charming and chatty GM and co-owner of Bibou, one of Philly's best restaurants. Calmels runs the countryside French bistro with her very talented husband/executive chef Pierre...

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Jonathan Cichon

Executive Chef, Lacroix

"Jonathan Cichon was named Executive Chef of Lacroix, the progressive, award-winning restaurant at The Rittenhouse hotel, in fall 2010. Known as one of Philadelphia's top rising star chefs, Cichon seamlessly...

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Rocco Cima

CEO, Fuel Recharge Yourself, Inc.

"'I started working in restaurants at 13 and I fell in love with it...I came from an Italian family where food was always number one. In high school, I realized...

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Brian Duffy

Chef, Consultant, On-Air Personality

"Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Chef Brian Duffy had his first experiences in the kitchen as a young child with his big Irish-Italian family. Those experiences introduced him to...

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Maria Gamble

Head of Culinary, Campbell Soup Co.

Chef Gamble leads the culinary team behind the famous Campbell Soup Company. She ensures that a strong culinary influence is embedded throughout the organization and partners with business leaders to...

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Michael Griffiths

Chef/Co-Owner, Helm

"Before starting Helm with friend and business partner Kevin D'Egidio, the pair used to talk about opening their own place while driving back from work along North Fifth Street. Rehabbing...

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Christopher Kearse

Executive Chef/Owner, Forsythia

"One of Philadelphia’s most exciting chefs, Christopher Kearse was born to cook. As the second-oldest of eight children (along with twin brother, Michael), Chris was always interested in what was...

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Caitlin Mateo

Executive Chef, Kimpton Hotel Monaco

Caitlin Mateo is the executive chef of the Kimpton Hotel Monaco in Philadelphia, a multi-venue operation that includes a high-volume bi-level restaurant, a nightlife venue, 24-hour in-room dining, and banquets...

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Marjorie Meek-Bradley

Executive Chef, St. Anselm, 2013 Top Chef Finalist

"Originally from Ukiah, California, Marjorie Meek-Bradley’s first exposure to cooking came at Plowshares, a non-profit community dining hall her parents...

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Emilio Mignucci

Owner, Di Bruno Bros.

"Emilio is a third generation owner at Di Bruno Bros. and serves as the Vice President of Culinary Pioneering. He’s always on the quest for the latest and greatest eats...

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Frank Olivieri

Owner, Pat's King of Steaks

"In 1930, Pat Olivieri and his brother invented the cheesesteak. Nearly 90 years later, Pat’s great-nephew Frank Olivieri runs the iconic South Philly shop, selling a ton of sandwiches 24 hours a...

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Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly

Owner, StrEATS of Philly Food Tours

"Trained at the prestigious Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chef Jacqueline Peccina-Kelly is a professional chef...

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Michelle Soda

General Manager, Domb Marquis

"Although she worked with high-end steakhouses Barclay Prime and Butcher & Singer during her six-year tenure with STARR Restaurants, it wasn’t too difficult for Soda to make the switch to veggies-only fast-casual chain, HipCityVeg. When...

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Geno Vento

Owner, Geno's Steaks

"Geno’s was founded by one of Philly’s own, Joey Vento, in 1966. The man had two boxes of steaks, a few hot dogs, and $6 in his pocket when he...

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Brandon Webb

Corporate Sales Manager, The Westin Mount Laurel

"I've always been personable. My mother always said that growing up, I'd go on vacation and make friends with everybody. I've always had that outgoing, personable nature and it's something...

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