The Culinary Institute of America

  • CIA Alumni Profiles

    Our 46,000-strong network of alumni can testify to the exceptional value of a CIA education. With your CIA degree in hand, you don’t just have a foot in the door—you have thousands of feet in the door. The list of celebrated CIA alumni is as diverse as it is extensive. They’ve found success doing what they love. They fully embraced the idea that Food is Life. Now it’s your turn.

    For more CIA Alumni Profiles check out our Food Is Life Online Magazine.

  • A.J. Shaller
    A.J. ShallerAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef
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    Amy RacineAccelerated Wine and Beverage Program (AWBP)
    Sommelier
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    Andrea MartinAssociate Degree for Advanced Career Experience (ACE)
    Chef Consultant
    Anthony Arbeeny
    Anthony ArbeenyAOS Culinary Arts
    General Manager, The Westin, Washington, D.C.
    Anthony Bourdain, CIA Alumni
    Anthony BourdainAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef-at-Large Les Halles, Host No Reservations
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    Carlton McCoyBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Master Sommelier, The Little Nell
    Carolina Gomez ’11
    Carolina GomezBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Owner, Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi
    Cat Cora
    Cat CoraAOS Culinary Arts
    Iron Chef, Executive Chef Bon Appetit, Author
    Chad Shafer
    Chad SchaferBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Director of Culinary, Cargill
    Charlie Palmer
    Charlie PalmerAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef, Restaurateur, and Founder of The Charlie Palmer Group
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    Christina OlivarezAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef
    Dan Coudreaut, CIA alumni
    Dan CoudreautAOS Culinary Arts
    Senior Director of Culinary Innovation at McDonald's, U.S.
    Duff Goldman, CIA graduate
    Duff GoldmanBaking & Pastry Certificate
    Owner of Charm City Cakes, Host Sugar High
    Eddie Ledesma
    Eddie LedesmaBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Vice President of Operations, RAVEN Wine Management Systems, LLC
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    Epsilon SellasAccelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)
    Culinary Development Assistant
    Gower Lane
    Gower LaneAOS Culinary Arts
    Director of Operations, Kendal on Hudson
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    Grant AchatzAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef/Owner of Alinea, Next, The Aviary, and The Office
    Greg Vernick ’05
    Greg VernickAOS Culinary Arts
    Owner, Vernick Food & Drink
    Gretchen Thomas ’05
    Gretchen ThomasBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Wine and Spirits Director, Barcelona Wine Bar
    Jaime Lepe
    Jaime LepeAccelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)
    Catering Manager, Mexico Lindo and Tropical Mexico
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    Jamie PurvianceAOS Culinary Arts
    Food Writer
    Johnny Iuzzini, CIA Alumni
    Johnny IuzziniAOS Baking & Pastry Arts
    Pastry Chef/Consultant
    Jonathan Pidgeon ’07 and Megan Mulhern Pidgeon ’07, Chef/Owners, Glazed Donuts
    Jonathan Pidgeon and Megan Mulhern PidgeonBPS Culinary Arts Management and BPS Baking & Pastry Arts
    Chef/Owners, Glazed Donuts
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    Joseph “JJ” JohnsonAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef de Cuisine, The Cecil, NYC
    Kamal Grant '04
    Kamal GrantAOS Baking & Pastry Arts
    Chef/Owner Sublime Doughnuts
    Kersti Bowser
    Kersti BowserAOS Culinary Arts
    Owner, Gourmet Butterfly Media & Special Events
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    Larry ForgioneAOS Culinary Arts
    Culinary Director/Co-Founder, American Food Studies: Farm-to-Table Cooking
    Llewellyn Correia
    Llewellyn CorreiaAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef—Wegman’s Food Markets
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    Dr. Christopher R. Loss '93Professor—Department of Culinary Science and Director—Menu Research and Development
    Maneet Chauhan
    Maneet ChauhanAOS Baking and Pastry Arts
    Executive Chef at Vermillion
    Michael Ferraro ’02
    Michael FerraroAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef
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    Michael HenvilleBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Executive Chef, Oualie Beach Resort
    Michael Symon
    Michael SymonAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef Owner of Lola and Lolita and Iron Chef
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    Nai Kang KuanAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef, Morimoto Napa
    Richard Blais, CIA Alumni
    Richard BlaisAOS Culinary Arts
    Founder of Trail Blais
    Roy Choi, CIA Alumni
    Roy ChoiAOS Culinary Arts
    Co-owner of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go
    Scott Jones
    Scott JonesAOS Culinary Arts
    President, JONES IS HUNGRY
    Steve Ells
    Steve Ells ’90AOS Culinary Arts
    Founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill
    Tasha Mabin, CIA Alumni
    Tasha MabinBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Assistant Manager, The Compass Group
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    Tom GumpelAOS Baking & Pastry Arts
    Vice President for Bakery Development, Panera Bread
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    Viraj BorkarAOS Culinary Arts
    Manager, Knightsbrige Restaurant Group
    Wendy Stuart
    Wendy StuartAOS Culinary Arts
    Educator, Entrepreneur
  • For more CIA Alumni Profiles check out our Food Is Life Online Magazine.
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