Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.

Admissions

  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.

Restaurants

  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

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A Trio of Titans Were Honored at the 2017 CIA Leadership Awards

Shep Gordon, talent manager for rock stars & celebrity chefs, chats with CIA Board Chairman Jon Luther & CIA President Tim Ryan at the 2017 Augie Awards gala at the American Museum in New York
Chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller introduced his mentor and friend, Jacques Pépin before CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan presented him with his Augie Award (left to right)
More than $1 million were raised at the 2017 CIA Leadership Awards through ticket sales, sponsorships, and an online auction
Among the celebrity guests at the CIA Leadership Awards this year were Olivia Wilde, John Varvatos, Jason Sudeikis, and Mike Myers

Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America held its annual Leadership Awards event at the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on April 19. The Leadership Awards dinner is a major fundraiser for the CIA, with proceeds from sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, and an online auction all contributing to student scholarships. This year, more than $1 million was raised.

Celebrity chefs and celebrities from the entertainment world joined CEOs, culinary entrepreneurs, and food industry leaders as part of a capacity crowd of more than 600. They were all there to celebrate the 2017 Augie Award™ recipients, this Trio of Titans:

  • Shep Gordon: Talent manager for rock stars, Hollywood agent, film producer, and New York Times bestselling author, Shep Gordon is credited with creating the celebrity chef category. The subject of an award-winning Mike Myers documentary film, Supermensch, he penned his own memoir, They Call Me Supermensch, in 2016.
  • Jacques Pépin: Author of 30 cookbooks and host of more than a dozen PBS TV cooking series, Jacques is a former columnist for The New York Times and Food & Wine magazine. Chef Pépin's awards include France’s highest civilian honor, La Légion d’Honneur; 16 James Beard Foundation Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award; and an Emmy Award for his PBS series with Julia Child.
  • Martha Stewart: Emmy Award-winning television host, bestselling author, trusted lifestyle expert, and respected business entrepreneur, Martha Stewart’s brand of high-quality household and garden products are sold at major retailers nationwide. Her latest television show pairs her with rap star, Snoop Dogg.

The Augie Awards were created by the CIA in 2007 and named for French Chef Auguste Escoffier in recognition of his unwavering pursuit of excellence, creativity, and professionalism. The annual award honors members of the food and foodservice business who exemplify those traits. And this year, many of the guests were as recognizable as the honorees. They included chefs and restaurateurs such as Geoffrey Zakarian ’83 (who was the evening’s master of ceremonies), Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, and André Soltner; and entertainers including Mike Myers, Olivia Wilde, and Jason Sudeikis.

Each of this year’s honorees has served as a graduation speaker at the CIA. In his remarks, Dr. Tim Ryan, CIA president, introduced this trio of titans as having “amplified the food world in the public consciousness.” He went on to say, “each has inspired the students we serve to pursue futures in this exciting industry. Our students leave the CIA for career pathways that will lead to their success, and maybe even change our world. And each year, these pathways grow more and more diverse.” The diversity of the opportunities was brought home again by a video shown at the event of current CIA students who will be following varied paths following graduation: nutrition, culinary science, chain restaurant management, food media, and more.

Generous supporters included platinum sponsor World Kitchen, gold sponsors Ecolab and The Luther Family Office/Jon and Sharon Luther, and dozens of other suppliers to the food and hospitality industries, plus many individual friends of the CIA.


Photo Captions and Hi-Res Images:

Photo 1: (Left to right) The 2017 Augie Award recipients (left to right) Jacques Pépin, Martha Stewart, and Shep Gordon. (Photo credit Maggie Marguerite)
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Photo 2: (Left to right) Shep Gordon, talent manager for rock stars and celebrity chefs, chats with CIA Board Chairman Jon Luther and CIA President Tim Ryan at the 2017 Augie Awards gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. (Photo credit Maggie Marguerite)
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Photo 3: Chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller introduced his mentor and friend, Jacques Pépin before CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan presented him with his Augie Award. (Left to right) Dr. Ryan, Mr. Keller, and Mr. Pépin. (Photo credit Phil Mansfield/CIA)
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Photo 4: More than $1 million were raised at the 2017 CIA Leadership Awards through ticket sales, sponsorships, and an online auction. More than 90 percent of CIA students receive some type of financial assistance, and proceeds from this event support the college’s scholarship fund. (Photo credit Phil Mansfield/CIA)
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Photo 5: Among the celebrity guests at the CIA Leadership Awards this year were Olivia Wilde, John Varvatos, Jason Sudeikis, and Mike Myers. They were on hand to celebrate the 2017 Augie Award recipients Shep Gordon, Martha Stewart, and Jacques Pépin. (Photo credit Maggie Marguerite)
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Media Contact:

Jan Smyth
Marketing Manager
845-451-1457
jan.smyth@culinary.edu


Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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