Smithfield Foods Partners With Johnson & Wales University for Ongoing Pork Education Series & Cooking Competitions

Jun 22, 2018 10:05 AM ET

Smithfield Foods’ Foodservice team proudly partnered with Johnson & Wales University (JWU) to train and educate the next generation of chefs on the versatility and sustainability of pork this spring.

Through a Smithfield-led seminar at JWU’s Miami, Florida campus, JWU culinary and baking students gained valuable hands-on experience on the various cuts of pork. Smithfield used  DURoC pork products during the seminar.

“We thoroughly enjoyed hosting this seminar and were quite impressed with the students’ culinary creations,” said Ed Wayda, senior brand manager for Smithfield Foods. “It is inspiring to see America’s future chefs take such pride in their work and in the food industry, and we are honored to be a part of their education.”

In September, JWU will host Smithfield at its Denver campus and again in Charlotte later this year. 

About Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories with popular brands including Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan's Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook's®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly's®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus® and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit