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The CIA Honors Veterans

All Who Served our Nation Receive Discounts at Campus Restaurants for Veterans Day

Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America was established in 1946 to assist World War II veterans joining the post-war workforce. As a “Thank you” to all who have served in the armed forces, the CIA is offering special deals at its campus restaurants in Hyde Park, NY on Monday, November 12, the day Veterans Day is observed this year.

“The CIA is proud to have an opportunity to give back to our veterans,” says Waldy Malouf, the college’s senior director of food and beverage operations. “We are delighted to continue the mission of our founders to educate and support our men and women in uniform.”

Veterans dining in the American Bounty and Bocuse Restaurants will receive a complimentary meal (reservations required). At the Apple Pie Bakery Café, Tavern at American Bounty, and Al Forno Trattoria at the Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, current and former service members will receive 25 percent off their meal. No reservations are required for these three options.

In addition, veterans are welcome to visit The Egg student dining venue in the Student Commons on campus, where they can receive a complimentary meal of up to $15.

These discounts are valid for both lunch and dinner on November 12. Alcohol is not included. Reservations can be made by calling 845-451-1011 (American Bounty) or 845-451-1012 (Bocuse) or by visiting

The CIA’s commitment to America’s service members goes back to its founding, when the first class of students consisted of World War II veterans studying with the support of the original GI Bill. For more than 70 years, the college has worked closely with all branches of the U.S. military, providing culinary training for active service members and college education for those beginning their post-military careers. Dozens of students who have served on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard currently attend the CIA, many with the assistance of Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits.

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The American Bounty Restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America is one of several restaurants on the college’s Hyde Park, NY campus that will be offering a discount to veterans on November 12, 2018 in conjunction with the observance of Veterans Day. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Jeff Levine
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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 master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, 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 more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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