Food Network’s Chef Jeff schedules visit to Fayetteville State University

November 16, 2008 · Print This Article

A reformed drug dealer turned chef is coming to Fayetteville State University (FSU). Chef Jeff Henderson, who can be seen on the Food Network, will appear December 4 at 6 p.m. in J.W. Seabrook Auditorium on the FSU campus. His appearance is sponsored by Smithfield Foods. The event is free and open to the public.
Henderson grew up on the tough streets of South Central Los Angeles and San Diego in California. At age 19, he was running a $35,000-a-week cocaine operation. Five years later, he was arrested and sent to prison where he spent the next 10 years. While incarcerated, Henderson discovered a passion for cooking and the drive to turn his life around. He became the executive chef at Café Bellagio in Las Vegas, wrote a best-selling book, and now his focus is on helping others.
In his Food Network show, “Chef Jeff Project,” he takes six at-risk young adults and commits to turning their lives around by putting them to work in his catering company, Posh Urban Cuisine. He arms them with the knowledge, the skills and, ultimately, the opportunity for a new life with a culinary career.
Henderson has received widespread national attention on numerous TV and radio programs and print publications, including “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Montel Williams Show,” ” CNBC,” National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” ABC’s “Person of the Week,” People, and USA Today. Henderson lives in Las Vegas with his wife and three children.For more information, please call (910) 672-1474.


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