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The Culinary Institute of America Announces Return of Popular CIA Bakery Café on March 9

San Antonio, TXThe Culinary Institute of America at San Antonio is excited to announce the return of the popular CIA Bakery Café to Pearl on Wednesday, March 9. For six weeks, the pop-up café will offer a variety of favorite sweet and savory bakery items in addition to new creations, great coffee, and signature aguas frescas every weekday through April 14.

“Our baking and pastry arts students have true talent that has grown exponentially by learning new techniques and methods at the college,” says Alain Dubernard, baking and pastry arts department chair. “We are thrilled to welcome the city of San Antonio to taste their creations at the CIA Bakery Café.”

Favorite dishes from years past will make a comeback to the café, including the Chocolate XS Cake, Opera Cake, Coconut Frangipane cupcake, Alfajores, Cannele de Bordeaux, and White Chocolate Banana Tarts, as well as Cranberry Walnut Scones, Guava and Manchego Empanadas, and special cookies and breakfast Items. The café’s menu will revolve continuously during the six weeks, and will also feature bagels, mac and cheese, new salads, savory dishes, and more.

The pop-up Bakery Café was conceived to invoke a uniquely exciting dining experience while giving students familiarity with the daily operations of a bakery. The Bakery Café is a capstone course for CIA baking and pastry arts majors graduating in April with their AAS degrees. Students will work in both the front and back of house at the café under the direction of Chefs Dubernard and Patrick Clark, and instructor Jenny Placette.

CIA Bakery Café will be open Monday to Friday for breakfast and lunch from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. CIA Bakery Café is located at Pearl at 312 Pearl Parkway, Suite 2102, with the entrance located off Karnes Street, in San Antonio, TX. For more information and updates, please visit our facebook page.

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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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