The Food Dude brings healthy conversation to Westlake

Chef Kevin Roberts, aka The Food Dude, will visit Tri-C in Westlake on Sept. 28 as part of his nationwide tour.

Anybody can cook quick, healthy and tasty meals on a budget. Want to know how? Then come listen and learn when the “The Food Dude” visits Cuyahoga Community College.

Chef and restaurateur Kevin Roberts — aka The Food Dude — will share the secrets to kitchen success during a free program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Corporate College West in Westlake. The presentation and cooking demonstration is open to the public. Corporate College West is located at 25425 Center Ridge Road.

The stop is part of The Food Dude’s nationwide college lecture tour. Roberts has spent the past decade visiting campuses to teach students how to best feed their body while feeding their mind.

Roberts operates four restaurants in Southern California and has authored two cookbooks. He competed and became a Top 10 Finalist on "The Next Food Network Star," adding to his long list of television appearances.

He found his way to the kitchen as a child — “It was either cook or starve,” said Roberts, who was raised by a single mother — and then perfected his skills through studies in health and nutrition.

The Food Dude’s visit to Tri-C coincides with the College’s Student Success Week, a series of free workshops and events at each campus designed to help students learn how to perform their best. His program in Westlake will be part of a community health fair taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at Corporate College West.

For more information, contact Tri-C’s Lilah Wiant at 216-987-5929 or

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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