Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late Sunday night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Hiring the Best and Brightest

Author: By Kylie Hallinan, Senior Director of Human Resources, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Four Seasons’ success and continued growth depends largely on our ability to recruit, develop, and retain outstanding individuals with the potential to grow and to assume increasingly responsible managerial positions. And it’s just this kind of accomplished, results-oriented individual we find when recruiting graduates from the CIA bachelor’s programs for our Manager in Training program.

CIA Success Stories

We have many CIA success stories that we are extremely proud of, and currently have close to 1,000 CIA graduates working throughout our company in the Americas. The CIA has a phenomenal bachelor’s curriculum where students gain the foundation of all things food- and beverage-related and hone their leadership and business skills. The result is a passionate food and beverage professional who is eager to be the very best he or she can be, which is exactly what we want. In addition, the CIA is very well-respected in our industry—we know that when we hire candidates from the CIA, we’re getting high-caliber, quality students.

A Company That Cares

Much of our success is also attributed to our golden rule—to treat people the way you would like to be treated. So you can rest assured that your CIA student is joining a company that truly cares for its employees. One of our most valued awards is being named to Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” every year since the list began in 1998; it’s a true testament to our culture.

Opportunities Abound

The personal and professional growth opportunities that our employees have are also amazing, with the chance to travel the world and experience different cultures. We are very proud to say that Four Seasons is the largest luxury hotel company in the world and offers endless career opportunities for talented food and beverage professionals.

Contact Us

The Center for Career and Academic Advising
1946 Campus Drive—Roth Hall Room E-255
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499