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Yankee Stadium Concessionaire Returns to Alma Mater

C.T. Nice Delivers Address to CIA Graduates

Hyde Park, NY – C.T. Nice, Eastern region vice president of Legends Hospitality, spoke to graduates of The Culinary Institute of America during commencement ceremonies at the college’s New York campus on December 1. As the person responsible for his company’s accounts in the New York area, Nice oversees the fine dining, suite and banquet catering, restaurants, concessions, and retail operations at Yankee Stadium, as well as at more than 20 other venues such as the Prudential Center and the One World Observatory at One World Trade Center.

“One of the great joys of knowing how to cook is the chance to make ‘wow’ moments for family, for friends, and even for strangers,” Mr. Nice told recipients of CIA associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. “Be thankful for the life you’ve been given, the degree you’ve earned, and feed that intrinsic desire you have to make people’s days.”

A 1983 CIA graduate, Nice joined Legends Hospitality in 2014. Before that, he was principal of the food and beverage consulting firm NiceCo Management and vice president of food and beverage for the sports and entertainment division of Aramark.

Legends Hospitality at Yankee Stadium often recruits CIA students at the college’s career fairs.

The entire CIA graduation ceremony, including Mr. Nice’s keynote address, can be seen online.

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CIA alumnus C.T. Nice, Eastern region vice president for Legends Hospitality, spoke to graduates at the New York campus of his alma mater on December 1, 2017. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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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.

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