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EMMY® Nominated, American Chef Nathan Lyon Host Cooking Demo and Book Signing at Ai Washington With Fresh, Seasonal Ingredients

By: Tiffany Young

December 4, 2017

American chef, Television personality, and author Nathan Lyon will be displaying his culinary skills at The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. Lyon will host a cooking demonstration, lunch, and provide guests with a signed copy of his book, "Great Food Starts Fresh." 

Nathan Lyon is an American chef and television personality. A native of Arlington, VA, Lyon began working in the food industry at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington as a soldier, and then as a cafe manager. He attended the California School of Culinary Arts and then worked in several restaurants in Los Angeles. Lyon launched a personal chef business and worked four days a week at a farmers' market. He became a finalist on the Food Network television reality series "The Next Food Network Star" in 2005. Lyon lost to Guy Fieri (with whom he became close friends during the competition), but began hosting a series by Discovery Health called "A Lyon in the Kitchen." Lyon published his cookbook, "Great Food Starts Fresh," which has been quoted by Alice Waters, Graham Kerr, Curtis Stone and Jamie Oliver and made the "Washington Post’s" esteemed “Top Cookbooks” list. Nathan received the honor of an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Culinary Host” in 2013.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. – Cooking Demo, Q&A
1:00 - 2:15 p.m. – Book Signing and Lunch

WHERE: The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
1820 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA.
*The campus is located on the 12th floor of the Ames Center Building

The Art Institute of Washington’s Culinary Arts degree program provides the fundamentals like kitchen tools and culinary techniques that students will explore in their career fields. Bringing an industry professional to the kitchen is offering great exposure to the aspiring chefs.

Free and open to the public.

RSVP:  Space is limited. Please RSVP ASAP to tifyoung@aii.edu to secure your spot.


By: Tiffany Young

December 4, 2017