Shep Gordon Delivers Commencement AddressShep Gordon is known in the entertainment industry for having an eye for talent and an innate understanding of what people find entertaining. Mr. Gordon is credited with creating the celebrity chef, which revolutionized the food industry and turned the culinary arts into the multi-billion-dollar industry it is today.
“The Egg” Hatches at The Culinary Institute of AmericaThe new student dining venue at the CIA—dubbed “The Egg”—cracked open on June 29. The product of world-renowned designer Adam Tihany, the 28,000-square-foot facility has been created to both feed and educate the nation’s future tastemakers with experiences above and beyond any other collegiate foodservice operation.
Certified Master Chef Addresses Graduating ClassFritz Gitschner, one of 68 Certified Master Chefs in the United States, delivered the commencement address at the CIA's San Antonio campus on July 2. Gitschner runs three Houston-area businesses: Trio catering, Culinary Blueprints consulting, and Nelly’s Caramelized Pecans.
Alumnus Receives Marriott 2014 Award Of Culinary ExcellenceCongratulations to Executive Chef John Janucik '99, who has been named 2014 Chef of the Year for the Americas, an Award of Culinary Excellence from Marriott International.
Grad Speaker Personifies Success in Fast Casual DiningNate Appleman '99, culinary manager for Chipotle Mexican Grill and ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, delivered the keynote address during commencement ceremonies at the Hyde Park campus of the CIA on July 2. Chef Appleman made a name for himself in San Francisco’s dining scene, first as executive chef and co-owner of A16, then as opening executive chef of SPQR.
2015 Primetime Emmy Nomination For AlumnusCongratulations to CIA Alumnus Anthony Bourdain ‘78 on his Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program on ABC’s The Taste!
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