Chef Frank Terranova
Chef Frank Terranova, CEC, MCFE and president of A Class of Cooking LLC, is passionate about helping people gain confidence in the kitchen. As a Senior Instructor at Johnson and Wales University and the television host for “Cooking with Class” and “Sunday Brunch,” Chef Terranova focuses on teaching others to understand the subtleties of food and implement that knowledge in its preparation.
His passion for mentoring people has made him the three-time winner of Johnson and Wales University’s Escoffier Award, which celebrates instructors who have inspired culinary students. In addition to this honor, Chef Terranova received a bronze medal for his poached mahi mahi and sockeye salmon at the International Culinary Competition and the Medal of Excellence at the Swiss Government Food Competition. He has won 13 medals in the American Culinary Federation’s Hot- and Cold-food Competitions, and his grilling expertise earned him the title Chef Grilliardin from the Chaine des Rotisseurs. Despite these many honors, Chef Terranova remains deeply committed to helping students and home-cooks develop their personal skills.
In addition to teaching, Chef Terranova also specializes in grilling, smoking and barbecuing, and is a certified Kansas City Barbecue Judge. He excels in his knowledge of classical French and Italian cuisine, charcutière preparation, sous vide and lacto fermentation, and his expertise as a chef enables him to connect with people of different skill levels and help them achieve their culinary goals.
Chef Terranova serves on the Maple Leaf Farms Chefs Advisory Board and has a passion for teaching others about duck. Ask anyone in Rhode Island to quote Frank Terranova, and they'll say, "Now THAT'S cooking with class!" – his signature line.