New Class of Urban Grape Award Winners Bring Wide Perspective to Newest Opportunity

Last fall, the second pair of winners of the BU Food & Wine Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color were announced: Tatiana Glenn and Victor Medina. As winners, Glenn and Medina are enrolled in MET’s four-level Certificate in Wine Studies program, starting with Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine Studies. They will also […]

Culinary Arts Instructor a Guest on Chef-Talk Podcast

Kevin O’Donnell, a chef instructor in the Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan College, recently joined author Andrew Friedman for an interview on his podcast, Andrew Talks to Chefs. In the conversation, O’Donnell chronicles his long career in the kitchen, which has allowed him to travel all over the world, living in places […]

Get a Look Inside Newly Renamed, Upgraded Groce Pépin Culinary Innovation Laboratory

After completing a four-month, $200,000 renovation, the kitchen space at the heart of Metropolitan College’s Programs in Food & Wine has been rechristened: the Groce Pépin Culinary Innovation Laboratory. The designation honors acclaimed chef and cofounder of MET’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts, Jacques Pépin (Hon.’11) as well as 2017 MET Distinguished Alumni Award […]

Urban Grape’s TJ Douglas Interviewed in Yankee Magazine

On October 28, 2021, TJ Douglas—owner of Boston’s South End wine retailer Urban Grape with his wife and business partner Hadley—was featured in Yankee Magazine’s “Weekends with Yankee Q&A.” In the Q&A, TJ discusses his approach to making wine approachable and accessible to those of us who fall between “connoisseur” and “box wine drinkers.” He […]

US Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Wine Studies Scholarship Sponsors Urban Grape with ‘Dream Big’ Small Business Award

Thanks in large part to reflecting “the core aspects of what makes businesses such a powerful source for good in their communities,” the founders of the BU Food & Wine Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color were named the 2021 ‘Dream Big’ Small Business of the Year by the US Chamber of […]