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

U.S. Open Chef to Serve Up His Favorite Dishes on National TV

CIA Grad Ed Brown to Appear on NBC Today Show

Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America was a good match for alumnus Ed Brown, and as the U.S. Open tennis tournament begins, Chef Brown will be on set at the NBC Today show on Tuesday, August 29 sharing recipes viewers will love. That’s because while the best tennis players in the world are serving aces at the grand slam tourney in Flushing, NY, Brown will be serving dishes that are a smash at his restaurant in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Aces by Ed Brown.

Brown is chef/innovator for Restaurant Associates, a hospitality company that provides premium food services for cultural venues and corporate dining, including the Aces restaurant and concessions at the U.S. Open. Chef Brown and his team also oversee The Egg student dining venue at the CIA, and his son Alec is enrolled at his alma mater, currently a freshman majoring in culinary arts.

Chef Brown has been with RA since 1990, including 14 years as executive chef of the Sea Grill in Rockefeller Plaza—just outside the Today show studio. He is known for his expertise with seafood, but we’ll have to watch to learn if lob-ster is on Chef Brown’s menu, or if he’ll be preparing game. Either way, the net result will be delicious.

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CIA graduate Ed Brown is chef/innovator for Restaurant Associates who runs Aces by Ed Brown at the U.S. Open tennis tournament. (Photo courtesy: Restaurant Associates)
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Media Contact:

Jeff Levine
Communications Writer

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 degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of 49,000 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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