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Jamie Purviance

Jamie Purviance, Corporate Chef for Weber Grills, Author, Weber’s New Real Grilling™ 

Jamie Purviance (pronounced purr-VIE-ance) graduated from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America before launching his career as a food writer for major publications such as Sunset, Bon Appétit, Better Homes & Gardens, Fine Cooking, Town & Country, and the Los Angeles Times. He has written several best-selling cookbooks, including Weber’s Real Grilling™, (the famous predecessor to Weber’s New Real Grilling™), which has sold more than 1 million copies to date.

Purviance has appeared on several national television shows including Today, The Early Show, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, and The Oprah Winfrey Show—as well as on PBS, CNN, the History Channel, and the Food Network. As a regular contributor to national newspapers and magazines, he has helped millions of people grill like professionals. Purviance is also certified by the Kansas City Barbecue Society and has judged many prestigious grilling competitions, including the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

Purviance lives in Sacramento with his wife and three children. He cooks almost every day on at least one of his six grills.

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