Chain: Culinary Institute of America

CIA Elects Jon Luther as Chairman of the Board

Highly regarded restaurant industry executive Jon Luther was elected the 18th chairman of the board of The Culinary Institute of America during board meetings at the college's New York campus on October 7. He succeeds chef and hospitality entrepreneur Charlie Palmer, a 1979 CIA graduate, in this important and distinguished position. "Jon Luther has had […]

Student-Created Concept Makes a Splash at CIA

Leyenda is like any other newly minted quick serve: In its first month the crew behind the concept have faced their share of challenges and successes. And like any successful team, they are rising to the task. The only difference between Leyenda and other emerging concepts is that it was hatched and is now run […]

CIA’s New Student-Dining Venue “The Egg” Opens

Many colleges are trying to make student dining more enjoyable for their students. But what's the right solution for the students with most discerning tastes in the country? The answer came when the new student-dining venue at The Culinary Institute of America—dubbed "The Egg"—cracked open on June 29. The product of world-renowned designer Adam Tihany, […]

CIA Names Fernando Salazar New Managing Director

Food and beverage executive Fernando Salazar has been named the new managing director of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), San Antonio, effective June 1. He replaces David Kellaway, managing director for the past five years, who is moving to Colorado. Salazar has been involved with the CIA for several years, serving on the executive […]

CIA Partners with Taste NY Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo named The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) an education partner for the Taste NY program via a partnership between the state and the college to promote New York's food and beverage industries. The CIA, based in the Hudson Valley, New York, will work closely with the New York State Department of […]

17th Worlds of Flavor Focuses on Asian Cuisine

The trend to Asian tastes and techniques has been growing exponentially in the U.S. for years. It never came together with such enthusiasm and promise as it did at the 17th Worlds of Flavor International Conference and Festival, held last week on the Greystone campus of The Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley […]

Culinary Institute of America Celebrates Women Chefs

The Culinary Institute of America will celebrate women chefs and restaurateurs at the 2015 Augie Awards leadership dinner. The event will take place on Thursday, April 30, at the American Museum of Natural History on New York City's Upper West Side. Funds raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and an online auction support scholarships for CIA students. […]

The Culinary Institute and Restaurant Associates Team Up

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Restaurant Associates (RA) have formed a strategic partnership geared towards fostering future creativity, innovation, and "intrapreneurial" thinking in the contract foodservice sector of the foodservice industry. In support of the CIA's capital campaign, Restaurant Associates and Compass Group have also made a substantial commitment to provide valuable financial assistance to […]