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Menus of Change® Leadership Summit
Forward-looking foodservice executives and culinary professionals convened at the second annual Menus of Change national leadership summit, which took place in Cambridge, MA June 9–11.

A Unique Look at Food Preservation Highlighted at Dooley Lecture Series
The revival of preserving skills shows that culinary thinking can straddle the line between nostalgia and innovation, where history and habit meet curiosity and need. Journalist and author Kevin West shared his unexpected perspective on the subject during his lecture, "Well Preserved: History, Memory, Science, and the Future of Food Preservation," as part of the college's Dooley Lecture Series.

First CIA Culinary Science Graduates Enter the Food World
Ushering in a new era of advanced techniques and innovation for chefs, the first group of students to graduate with bachelor's degrees in culinary science from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) received their diplomas this May. "The culinary science major offers a unique perspective into the world of food," says new graduate Kristin McGinn.

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Alumna Appointed as St Lucia's Culinary Ambassador
CIA AlumnaNina Compton '01 was recently appointed as the first culinary ambassador of St. Lucia, the Caribbean chef hopes to lure legions of foodies and visitors to the island with promises of indigenous ingredients and forward-thinking food producers.

American Culinary Federation President Speaks to Graduates
CIA Alumnus Tom MacrinaCertified Executive Chef Tom Macrina, president of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), challenged new graduates of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to stay on track in pursuit of success. Chef Macrina, a 1976 CIA graduate, was commencement speaker at the college’s Hyde Park, NY campus on Friday, June 13, 2014.

CIA Alumni Among RAMMY Award Winners
Congrats to this year's RAMMY Award winners! You'll find several CIA grads at the restaurants recognized by Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington including: Haidar Karoum '95,Michael Friedman '07, Kyle Bailey '00, Adam Swetlow '97, Jeffrey Black '91.

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