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Food Network Star Jason Smith Comes to SCC for the Great Discussion Lecture Series

photo of jason smith“Lord, honey” it is true, Season 13 Food Network Star Winner and Kentucky native, Jason Smith, will be at Somerset Community College (SCC) as the second SCC Barnes & Noble Great Discussion Lecture Series guest.

From his bright and vibrant outfits to his off-the-cuff sayings, Smith (Grayson, Kentucky), 39, describes himself as the down-home chef. A school cafeteria cooking manager and caterer, Smith has been cooking his entire life, with his modern, elevated recipes not only tasting delicious, but also being budget friendly. Smith, who previously competed on and won Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship, shows viewers you don’t have to be a professional chef to cook delicious food.

The Food Network Star Winner, will be on campus as the second SCC Barnes & Noble Great Discussion Lecture Series guest. His free, public appearance will take place Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the SCC Harold Rogers Student Commons, Citizens National Bank Community Room, 808 Monticello Street, Somerset.

At the public lecture, Smith will be discussing the importance of culinary education and local sustainability.  As Smith said on his Facebook page about this event, “Get on it like chickens to corn!!! Don’t miss it, you will be as sad as a possum with no tator!!!”

To find out more, contact SCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore Manager Emily Conley at  

Schedule of events featuring Jason Smith:

KY Proud Expo - 1:00 p.m.
Hal Rogers Student Commons
Local KY Proud vendors will be set up to offer samples and showcase their products (Open to the public).

VIP Demo Session - 3:00 p.m.
Stoner Building
Little Stoner Theater
Admission is FREE, limited seating available
To reserve your seat, contact Emily Conley at

Reception - 4:00 p.m.
Hal Rogers Student Commons
Barnes & Noble Bookstore
Bookstore is open to the public - Jason Smith will be available for autographs and photos

Main Event - 5:30 p.m.
Hal Rogers Student Commons
CNB Community Room
Great Discussion Lecture Series - Featuring Jason Smith
"The Importance of Culinary Education and Local Sustainability"

The SCC Culinary Arts program is now enrolling students. To find out more, contact Wells at or by phone at (859) 556-9560.  Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. The website is Call for admission and registration information toll free at 1-877-629-9722.