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.

  • Anthony Bourdain, CIA Alumni
    Anthony BourdainAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef-at-Large Les Halles, Host No Reservations
    Cat Cora
    Cat CoraAOS Culinary Arts
    Iron Chef, Executive Chef Bon Appetit, Author
    Michael Ferraro ’02
    Michael FerraroAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef
    Larry ForgioneAOS Culinary Arts
    Culinary Director/Co-Founder, American Food Studies: Farm-to-Table Cooking
    Duff Goldman, CIA graduate
    Duff GoldmanBaking & Pastry Certificate
    Owner of Charm City Cakes, Host Sugar High
    Carolina Gomez ’11
    Carolina GomezBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Owner, Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi
    Tom GumpelAOS Baking & Pastry Arts
    Vice President for Bakery Development, Panera Bread
    Michael HenvilleBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Executive Chef, Oualie Beach Resort
    joseph jj johnson sm
    Joseph “JJ” JohnsonAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef de Cuisine, The Cecil, NYC
    Nai Kang Kuan sm
    Nai Kang KuanAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef, Morimoto Napa
    Andrea MartinAssociate Degree for Advanced Career Experience (ACE)
    Chef Consultant
    carlton mccoy sm
    Carton McCoyBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Master Sommelier, The Little Nell
    Christina OlivarezAOS Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef
    Charlie Palmer
    Charlie PalmerAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef, Restaurateur, and Founder of The Charlie Palmer Group
    Amy RacineAccelerated Wine and Beverage Program (AWBP)
    Epsilon SellasAccelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)
    Culinary Development Assistant
    Michael Symon
    Michael SymonAOS Culinary Arts
    Chef Owner of Lola and Lolita and Iron Chef
    Gretchen Thomas ’05
    Gretchen ThomasBPS Culinary Arts Management
    Wine and Spirits Director, Barcelona Wine Bar
    Greg Vernick ’05
    Greg VernickAOS Culinary Arts
    Owner, Vernick Food & Drink
  • For more CIA Alumni Profiles check out our Food Is Life Online Magazine.
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