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Students from the CIA Enjoy an Italian Food and Wine Day in New York City

Hyde Park, NY – Thirty-two students from The Culinary Institute of America will have a day of learning about authentic Italian food and wine in New York City on November 20. In an extracurricular activity sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, the CIA students will spend time at Eataly Flatiron, meeting with management and touring the shops. They will participate in education sessions about extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, cheeses, and salumi of Italy, and have lunch and dinner at restaurants in Manhattan serving authentic Italian regional cuisine using ingredients imported from Italy.

“We strongly believe that the CIA’s mission, philosophy, emphasis on the student experience and superior educational capabilities are complementary to our education and awareness goals,” says Italian Trade Commissioner Maurizio Forte in offering this free opportunity to students. “Our aim is to have students enter the foodservice industry with familiarity in hands-on use and advanced knowledge of authentic Italian products.”

Mr. Forte says the day-long experience will provide CIA students with greater insight into the history, production, and use of Italian food products in the modern kitchen. It was completely booked within 10 minutes of being announced, according to David Whalen, the college’s associate dean of student activities.

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Authentic Italian food and beverage products that CIA students will be learning about during a daylong experience in New York City sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission. (Photo credit: Courtesy: Italian Trade Commission)
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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 degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

About the Italian Trade Commission
The Italian Trade Commission is the trade section of the Consulate General of Italy which operates under that country’s Ministry of Economic Development. It is the government agency entrusted with the mission to expand relations between Italian and American companies and to develop trade between Italy and the USA. Through its network of 81 offices in 67 countries, it provides information; assists companies in selecting sectors and partners; and promotes products through exhibitions, trade shows, seminars, trade delegations, tastings, and media campaigns. Italian Trade Commission offices in the USA are located in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Houston.

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