Chef James Kent Returns to Site of Bocuse d’Or USA Victory
NoMad Executive Chef Addresses Commencement at The Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY – James
Kent, executive chef at New York City’s NoMad, was
graduation speaker at the New York campus
of The Culinary
Institute of America on March 4. In 2010, as line cook at Eleven
Chef Kent won the Bocuse d’Or USA finals held at the
CIA. He went on to represent the United States at the international
Bocuse d’Or competition in Lyon, France the following year,
finishing 10th in the world.
After several years at Eleven Madison Park, helping the
restaurant garner three Michelin stars, a four-star review in The New York
Times, and a spot in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Chef
Daniel Humm and Restaurateur Will Guidara named him executive chef at
their restaurant in The NoMad Hotel in 2013. Kent is a semifinalist for
the 2106 James Beard Foundation Award
as Best Chef: New York City.
Chef Kent spoke to 54 recipients of CIA associate degrees in
culinary arts and baking
& pastry arts. The entire graduation ceremony can be seen online.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
Chef James Kent speaks to graduates at the New York campus
of The Culinary Institute of America on March 4, 2016. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary
college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and
hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate
degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors
in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive
education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting
services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of
health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and
professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate
programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network
of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality.
The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.
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