Chef and Author: Jamie Purviance

Jamie Purviance

Chef and author Jamie Purviance earned degrees from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America (where he graduated at the top of his class, with high honors). His work has appeared in Bon Appétit, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Town & Country. He is the author of Weber's Art of the Grill™ and co-author of Weber's Big Book of Grilling™ with Sandra S. McRae, both best-selling cookbooks.

Purviance has been a guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City, and he frequently travels the country to teach at renowned cooking schools such as Johnson & Wales University and Sur La Table. He has been certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and he serves as a judge at major competitions such as the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational. Purviance has been featured on many television shows-including NBC's "Today," CBS's "Early Show," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." He also develops recipes and menu ideas for leading restaurants and food manufacturers.

He is also the author of Weber's Real Grilling™, a groundbreaking new cookbook that features a full-color photograph with each of the 200-plus recipes and step-by-step photography for essential grilling techniques.

Purviance lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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