Johnson & Wales University Awards David Burke Honorary Doctorate

First Chef to Be So Honored at Charlotte Campus in a Decade for Exceptional Achievements

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Today David Burke, the globally acclaimed chef known for his creative approach to modern American cuisine, received an honorary doctorate in business administration, from Johnson & Wales University(JWU) for his outstanding achievements in the culinary world during a career that began in 1983 and is going stronger than ever with the debut of four new restaurants to date this year. The presentation was made at JWU’s Charlotte campus’s annual commencement ceremony. Burke is the first chef in a decade to be recognized with the honorary degree that is awarded every year at the JWU Charlotte ceremony.

“I have been privileged to receive a number of accolades over the years, but this honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales is particularly special to me because education is so important, especially in the culinary arts, which the university is rightfully so well known for,” said Burke.

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