Sponsored by Hopkins Alumni and the Society of Black Alumni:
"Let food be thy medicine." Join Top Chef Eric Adjepong as he explores the sound techniques, bold flavors and creativity of what drives his passion for food. Having lived in three different continents, Chef Eric's inspiration comes from various cultures and regions of the world. Create a memorable dish and learn about new flavors as you keep an open mind preparing Chef Eric's recipe of, Coconut Curry Shrimp with Coconut Rice (can be made vegan/vegetarian by using chickpeas). These strong flavors capture the essence of how food can be healing and delightful. This is going to be a night you do not want to miss, as Chef Eric demos and speaks about his experience as a first-generation Ghanaian-American born and raised in New York City.
Upon registering for the class, the week of the demo we'll provide the Zoom link and suggestions on where you can purchase the recipe items. Space is limited so please register early to secure your spot!
Who is Chef Eric Adjepong?
Chef Eric Adjepong was a finalist on season 16 of Bravo's Top Chef and a contestant on season 17 of Top Chef All-Stars, where he earned consistent acclaim from judges and popularity among viewers. As a first-generation Ghanaian-American born and raised in New York City, Eric sources the flavors and influences in his cooking from many of the West African dishes he grew up eating. He is passionate about introducing diners to West African cuisine and the impact its diaspora has had on South American, Latin American, Caribbean, and American food, all in his elegant, artfully plated style. Chef Eric has cooked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in New York after graduating with degrees in culinary arts and nutrition from Johnson & Wales, one of the country's premiere culinary universities. He also holds a Master of Public Health in International Public Health Nutrition from the University of Westminster in London.
The perspectives and opinions expressed by the speaker(s) during this program are those of the speaker(s) and not, necessarily, those of Johns Hopkins University and the scheduling of any speaker at an alumni event or program does not constitute the University’s endorsement of the speaker’s perspectives and opinions.