Join Whitney Chen '05 as she discusses 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.
Whitney Chen 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.