• Read profiles, bios, and stories of CIA alumni. CIA graduates have made their mark in the food business by pursuing excellence learned here at the CIA.
  • Meet the CIA’s Alumni

    Earn a degree from The Culinary Institute of America and you’ll join a global network of more than 50,000 alumni. That means you’ll have thousands of top professional connections on the day you graduate! Get to know some of our alumni stories below and learn how the CIA positioned them for career success.

    For more CIA alumni profiles, visit the CIA’s Culinary School Blog.

  • Food Business

  • Enrique Olvera, CIA culinary arts alumni, is chef/owner at Restaurante Pujol.
    Management
    Owner, Grupo Enrique Olvera
    Brandon Walker - thumbnail photo
    Management
    Chef/Owner, Essie’s Restaurant
  • Food Entrepreneur

  • Roy Choi, CIA culinary arts alumni, is co-owner of Kogi Korean BBQ-To-Go.
    Culinary Arts
    Chef/Restaurateur/Author
    Carolina Gomez, CIA culinary arts alumni, is co-owner, Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi.
    Management
    Chef and Consultant, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc.
  • Food Media

  • Kersti Bowser, CIA culinary arts alumni, is owner of Gourmet Butterfly Media & Special Events
    Culinary Arts
    Owner, Gourmet Butterfly Media & Special Events
    Joel Gamoran-th
    Host and Executive Producer, Scraps and National Chef and Director of Culinary, Sur La Table
  • Who to Watch

  • Yoni Levy, CIA culinary arts alumni and chef at Outerlands, San Francisco, CA
    Culinary Arts
    Chef de Cuisine, Salesforce Tower, San Francisco, CA
    Andrea Morris, CIA culinary arts bachelor's degree wine alumna & Beverage Director, Nix Restaurant.
    Management
    Beverage Director, Nix Restaurant
  • Food & Beverage Management

  • Christine Langelier, CIA management culinary arts alumna
    Management
    Service Director, Eleven Madison Park
    Tasha Mabin, CIA culinary arts alumni, is assistant manager at The Compass Group.
    Management
    Catering Director, The Compass Group USA
  • Research & Development

  • Evan Bollers , CIA Bachelor's in Culinary Science alumni, is R&D Chef at Custom Foods of America.
    Culinary Science
    Research Development Project Manager, Custom Foods of America
    Michele Reisner is a CIA grad, professional pastry chef, on CIA’s Culinary Science Advisory Council
    Culinary Arts
    Executive Vice President, Target Research Group
  • Sommelier

  • Carlton McCoy, CIA culinary arts alumni, is master sommelier at The Little Nell.
    Management
    President and CEO, Heitz Cellar; Master Sommelier
    Gretchen Thomas, CIA culinary arts alumni, is Wine and Spirit Director, Barteca Restaurant Group
    Management
    Vice President of Beverages, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group
  • Executive Chef

  • Grant Achantz, CIA culinary arts alumni, is Chef/Owner of  Alinea, Next, The Aviary, and The Office.
    Culinary Arts
    Chef/Owner of Alinea, Next, Roister, The Aviary, and The Office
    Deuki Hong CIA culinary arts alumni and executive chef at Kang Ho Dong Baekjong, New York, NY.
    Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef/Owner Sunday Bird
  • Baking & Pastry Chef

  • Sarah Baldwin, CIA baking and pastry arts alumni. Photo taken at Ron Ben-Israel Cakes, New York, NY.
    Management
    Creative Director, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
    Brittany Harris, CIA baking and pastry arts alumni, chef-owner
    Management
    Owner/Chef, A Sweet Affair
  • Educator

  • Bruce Davis, CIA Culinary Arts alumni, now Instructor, Production & Services Dept Chair at CAT-N
    Culinary Arts
    Culinary Arts Instructor, Production & Services Department Chair, Center for Applied Technology North (CAT-N)
    Tim Michitsch, CIA culinary arts alumni & Chef-Instructor, Lorian County Joint Vocational School, OH
    Culinary Arts
    Chef-Instructor, Lorian County Joint Vocational School, OH
  • TV Chef

  • Anne Burrell, CIA culinary arts alumna, chef, and television host
    Culinary Arts
    Chef and Television Host
    Maneet Chauhan, CIA baking and pastry arts alumni, is executive chef at Vermillion.
    Baking and Pastry Arts
    Partner and President, Morph Hospitality Group
  • Hospitality Management

  • Johnny Hernandez-th
    Culinary Arts
    Executive Chef/Restaurateur
    Cameron Mitchell-th
    Culinary Arts
    Chef/Owner, Cameron Mitchell Restaurants
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  • Contact Us

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