Chef Maneet Chauhan Will Be Commencement Speaker, The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
June 3, 2016
Chef Maneet Chauhan
Commencement Speaker, The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
Friday, June 17 at 11 am
The War Memorial Auditorium, 301 6th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243
Chef Maneet Chauhan, this year’s commencement speaker, truly brings an international flavor to her work. Her culinary ventures include Chauhan Ale & Masala House, a restaurant featuring globally influenced Indian cuisine and Mantra Artisan Ales, a boutique craft brewery and taproom.
Chef Maneet is an active philanthropist and TV personality—she’s a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped,” competed on “Iron Chef” against Iron Chef Chef Morimoto, and appeared in “The Next Iron Chef” competition. Chef Maneet is a James Beard Award for Excellence recipient and author of Flavors of My World, a book chronicling her culinary journey.
She was was invited to the White House by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for the 2014 Easter Egg Roll Hunt, and is an invited member of Indiaspora, an organization that recognizes the top 100 influential Indian American's in the United States. Chef Maneet also sits on the Board of Society of Fellows of Culinary Institute of America and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier. She’s a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in restaurants both domestically and abroad.
Her media accolades include write-ups in Bon Appetit, Wine Enthusiast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Post, Times of India, The Telegraph, Crain's Business, O- The Oprah Magazine, and Fortune Small Business. In addition to her appearances on Food Network programs, she’s been featured on ABC's “The View,” NBC’s “TODAY,” Lifetime Channel's “Designing Spaces,” and Fox News.
Residents of Nashville know her best for her restaurants, Chauhan Ale & Masala House and Mantra Artisan Ales. Chauhan Ale & Masala House has been a Nashville staple since October 2014. Mantra Artisan Ales is a partnership with brewmaster Derrick Morse and features globally inspired, high quality craft beers with daring flavor profiles.
Chef Maneet’s energy, creativity, culinary skills, and courage to follow her passion have proven to be the right ingredients for success in the competitive culinary industry. She lives in Nashville with her husband and two children, and is planning to open to two restaurant concepts later this year.
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