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:
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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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