Hyde Park, NY – Marcy
Blum, founder and CEO of Marcy Blum Associates, delivered the keynote address
during commencement ceremonies at the New
York campus of The Culinary Institute of America on September 25.
A 1975 CIA graduate, Ms. Blum leads her New York City-based
team in creating stylish and unique weddings and other special events. She has
been named a “trendsetter” by Modern
Bride and was selected to the Martha
Stewart Weddings magazine list of the top 10 wedding planners in 2014. Ms.
Blum is a recipient of the Legacy Award from the International Special Events
Society. Her best-selling Wedding
Planning for Dummies is now in its third edition.
Her star-studded clientele has included Brad Pitt and
Angelina Jolie, Billy Joel and Katie Lee, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, Padma
Lakshmi and Salman Rushdie, Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant, Nate Berkus, Tom Clancy, LeBron James, Regis Philbin,
and the Rockefeller family.
Ms. Blum spoke to 46 associate degree graduates in culinary arts and baking
and pastry arts.
The entire graduation ceremony can be seen online.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
Marcy Blum '75 speaks to graduates at the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of America on September 25, 2015. (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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