On Veterans Day, the CIA announced its participation in a program to provide restaurant discounts to those who served in the United States military. The special deals at the New York campus restaurants are being offered through the Find and Assist Veterans of Record (F.A.V.O.R.) card program.
"The CIA is proud to join the Return the F.A.V.O.R. program and participate in this wonderful opportunity to give back to our veterans," says Waldy Malouf,
senior director of food and beverage operations. "The college was founded to train returning GIs for the hospitality industry and we are delighted to continue to educate and support our men and women in uniform."
Veterans who have a F.A.V.O.R. card receive a 25 percent discount for lunch or dinner Mondays through Thursdays at The Bocuse Restaurant
, American Bounty Restaurant
, and Ristorante Caterina de' Medici
. Reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 845-471-6608.
The CIA's commitment to America's service members goes back to its founding in 1946, when the first class of students consisted of World War II veterans studying with the support of the original GI Bill. For nearly 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. About 150 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.