CIA President One of 50 Most Powerful People in Restaurant Industry
Dr. Tim Ryan Named to Nation's Restaurant News List
Hyde Park, NY – Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA),
has been chosen as one of the 50 most powerful people in the restaurant industry.
The newly released Nation's Restaurant News
(NRN) Power List recognizes the people who are leading and shaping the food
Dr. Ryan was honored in the category of "The Connectors: People
who are bringing together ideas, talent, and funding in the restaurant industry."
The profile of Dr. Ryan cites the curriculum innovation that
has taken place at the college during his 12 years as president, as well as the
creation of professional leadership conferences and the opening of two new campuses.
"Ryan, not content to rest on the school's reputation, has taken steps to keep the
67-year-old institution current," writes NRN's
Ed Rubenstein. "Even as the rise of the celebrity chef introduced new exposure and
scrutiny to culinary schools, Ryan helped to solidify the CIA's image as a proving
ground for future foodservice leaders."
"Recognition by such an outstanding publication as Nation's Restaurant News testifies to the
CIA's many contributions to the advancement of the industry. The excellence of our
college's educational programs and industry conferences promote leadership and growth,"
Dr. Ryan said. "We are proud of our continuing innovations, including new majors and concentrations that will further prepare CIA students to
shape the future of cooking and the foodservice industry."
Dr. Ryan is a 1977 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America.
He has the unique background of being a Certified Master Chef and Culinary Olympic
champion with an Ivy League degree, earning his doctorate in education from the
University of Pennsylvania. He has been with the CIA since 1982, when he was recruited
to serve on the faculty and to develop and run the college's ground-breaking American
Bounty Restaurant. He became the CIA's fifth president in 2001.
Also named to the NRN list are fellow CIA graduates Steve Ells
'90, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill, and food truck pioneer Roy Choi '98.
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Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of
America, was named by Nation's Restaurant
News as one of 50 most powerful people in the restaurant industry. (Photo credit: CIA/Keith Ferris)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit
college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts,
baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in
culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college,
the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability,
and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has
a network of 46,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi,
Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers
courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support
of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses
in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.
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