Students Hear From Three Leading Women In The Industry

Celebrating WomenFor 2015, the CIA's annual Leadership Awards honored renowned women chefs and restaurateurs from around the world. The college's signature fundraiser supports student scholarships. "Augie" awards—named for Auguste Escoffier—were bestowed upon:

  • Elena Arzak, Restaurant Arzak in San Sebastián, Spain; 2012 World's Best Female Chef
  • Lidia Bastianich, Emmy-award winning television host and 2002 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Chef
  • Dominique Crenn, the first woman in America to receive two Michelin stars
  • Susan Feniger ’77, media personality; MenuMasters Hall of Fame inductee; California Restaurant Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner
  • Barbara Lynch, 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur
  • Anne-Sophie Pic, chef of three-Michelin-star Maison Pic in Valence, France
  • Nancy Silverton, 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef

The following day, Chefs Arzak, Lynch, and Silverton came to campus and participated in a panel discussion attended by hundreds of students—both women and men—who wanted to hear their stories, insights, and advice.

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