Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late Sunday night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Enjoy Jazz and Dinner at the CIA

Hyde Park, NYThe Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY is hosting a jazz dinner on April 28 in conjunction with the Catskill Jazz Factory.

Taking place at the college’s pop-up restaurant, the Post Road Brew House, “Good Enough to Eat” will feature culinary-inspired jazz classics. Rising star jazz vocalist Veronica Swift, backed by a talented trio of musicians, will take guests through an array of blues, ballads, and swing numbers that cater to connoisseurs of both jazz and great food.

The music will be accompanied by a selection of hors d’oeuvre for each table, before the three-course dinner is served. The dinner features Lobster Bisque as a first course, followed by an entrée of Beef Tournedos, and capped by Baked Alaska for dessert.

Reservations are $85 per person, including food, tax, service, and entertainment, and can be made online.

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Jazz vocalist Veronica Smith headlines “Good Enough to Eat,” an evening of sensational food and music at the Post Road Brew House at The Culinary Institute of America on Saturday, April 28, 2018. (Photo courtesy: Catskill Jazz Factory)
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Media Contact:

Jeff Levine
Communications Writer

About The Culinary Institute of America:

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 degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

About the Catskill Jazz Factory:

Catskill Jazz Factory is a “regional arts think-tank” and “formidable jazz incubator” (HV One) with an aim to support today’s best young jazz artists, offering year-round school workshops, mountaintop residencies and world-class performances in diverse spaces across the Hudson Valley, NYC, and beyond. Recent collaborations include concert series with the New York Botanical Garden, the Bard SummerScape Spiegeltent, and the Uncharted Series at Greenwich House. The Catskill Jazz Factory is a program of 23Arts Initiative, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499