The Culinary Institute of America Elects Jon Luther Chairman of the BoardHighly 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. Mr. Luther was CEO of Dunkin' Brands—the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins—from 2003 until 2009, and its chairman from 2006 to 2013.
One of World’s Most Powerful Arab Women Delivers Graduation AddressChristine Assouad Sfeir, CEO of two major Middle East restaurant companies, spoke to graduates at the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of America on October 16. Ms. Sfeir heads Treats Holdings SAL and Meeting Point, both based in Beirut, Lebanon.
The CIA and the MIT Media Lab Present Second Annual reThink FoodThe second annual reThink Food conference tackles the complex landscape that food and technology shares, from generating trust with consumers and funding tomorrow’s changemakers to transparency in supply chains and the future of healthcare’s impact on food and agriculture.
Alumnus Among Superstars Defining The Future of FlavorKelvin Fernandez '05 took part in the Future of Flavor panel at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia. He shared how his mother taught him to make flan, and how he then worked to take it to the next level for his restaurant’s menu.
The CIA and Hormel Foods Announce the 16 Chefs Chosen for the 4th Culinary Leadership ClassThe successful Culinary Enrichment and Innovation Program (CEIP), a collaboration between the CIA and the Foodservice Division of Hormel Foods (NYSE: HRL) has announced the 16 students who will comprise its CEIP Class of 2016.
Event Planner for the Stars Marcy Blum '75 Speaks to GraduatesMarcy Blum '75, founder and CEO of Marcy Blum Associates, delivered the keynote address during commencement ceremonies at the Hyde Park campus. Ms. Blum leads her New York City-based team in creating stylish and unique weddings and other special events.
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