Chef and author Jamie Purviance earned degrees from Stanford University and the Culinary Institute of America. His work has appeared in Bon Appï¿½tit, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Town & Country. He is the author of Weber's Art of the Grill and co-author of Weber's Big Book of Grilling with Sandra S. McRae, both best-selling cookbooks. He has been a guest chef at the James Beard House in New York City, and he frequently travels the country to teach at cooking schools such as Johnson & Wales University and Sur La Table. He has been certified by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, and he serves as a judge at major competitions such as the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational. Purviance has been featured on many television shows-including NBC's "Today," CBS's "Early Show," and "The Oprah Winfrey Show." He is also the author of Weber's Real Grilling, a groundbreaking new cookbook that features a full-color photograph with each of the 200-plus recipes and step-by-step photography for essential grilling techniques. In 2014 his title Weber's Big Book of Burgers: The Ultimate Guide to Grilling Incredible Burgers and Other Backyard Classics made The New York Times Best Seller List.