Napa, CA – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) announced today it is teaming with Time Inc.’s (NYSE: TIME) FOOD &
WINE to host a festival series for food enthusiasts across the country. The
inaugural FOOD & WINE Weekend with the CIA will be held February 16–18, 2018 at
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa,
CA. The three-day event will be the ultimate gastronomic getaway filled with
tastings, hands-on cooking lessons, educational seminars, and much more. It is
the perfect pairing of FOOD & WINE’s renowned authority with the CIA’s
unparalleled excellence in the education arena.
The event also marks the opening of the Hestan Teaching Kitchen at the CIA at Copia, which features
state-of-the-art commercial kitchen equipment. The kitchen will serve as home base
for the CIA at Copia’s food enthusiast and family
cooking classes, as well as foodservice industry-focused programs led by the college’s
consulting and strategic initiatives groups.
“We are excited to join forces with FOOD & WINE to
create this truly immersive experience,” said CIA Provost Mark Erickson. “For years, the
CIA has shared our knowledge and inspiration with students, industry leaders,
and food enthusiasts alike. Teaming up with FOOD & WINE, an acclaimed brand
that produces some of the most iconic food lovers’ festivals in the country is
a natural fit. We’re looking forward to giving even more people an opportunity
to feed their passion for all things culinary.”
Attendees will “eat like a local” at the opening reception,
explore current food trends in hands-on cooking sessions, create popular global
street foods, learn about up-and-coming California wine regions, and enjoy a
dinner showcasing California’s bounty. The event will culminate with the CIA
Chef Best Brunch Battle, in which chefs Sandy Sauter,
Hilary Sullivan, and Josh Anderson will race to create their signature brunch dishes
and beverages for attendees to enjoy.
“The FOOD & WINE Weekend with the CIA brings together all of the elements that make for a
compelling culinary educational experience: talented chefs and wine experts
sharing their expertise in the state-of-the-art kitchen in one of our favorite
places on earth,” said FOOD & WINE Editor-in-Chief Hunter Lewis. “We are
thrilled to partner with the CIA on this dynamic event.”
For more information, to view the full schedule of events
and presenters, and to register, visit us online.
There will be two additional FOOD
& WINE Weekends with the CIA in 2018: July 13–15 and October 19–21.
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The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, CA is home of the new FOOD & WINE Weekend with the CIA education festival, launching February 16–18, 2018. (Photo credit: Bob McClenahan Photography)
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About FOOD & WINE
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a monthly magazine in print and digital; a website, foodandwine.com;
a books division; plus newsletters, clubs, events, dinnerware and cookware.
FOOD & WINE is a registered trademark of Time Inc. Affluent Media Group.
About The Culinary Institute of America
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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