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

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Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499