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San Antonio Chef/Restaurateur Jason Dady Speaks to CIA Graduates

San Antonio, TX – Jason Dady, chef and co-owner of several San Antonio restaurants, a food truck, and a catering company, delivered the commencement address at the San Antonio campus of The Culinary Institute of America on September 8.

Chef Dady’s diverse culinary concepts include Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, Two Bros. BBQ Market, B&D Ice House, DUK Truck, Shuck Shack, The Bin, and Range. He also owns Jason Dady Catering. All are family-run, with his wife serving as chief financial officer and his brother as chief operating officer.

“Everybody’s going to have a different path,” Chef Dady told recipients of associate degrees in Culinary Arts. “Not everybody in this room will run their own restaurant. You may go into nutrition. You may go into hospitals. That’s the thing that’s most admirable about our business. The word ‘chef’ can be whatever it means to you.”

Earlier in his career, Dady was named a Rising Star Chef by Restaurant Hospitality and included in San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. He was also honored as the StarChefs Restaurateur of Texas in 2012, San Antonio Current Best Local Chef in 2013, and CultureMap Chef of the Year in 2016.

CIA students can complete their required internship at three of Chef Dady’s restaurants: Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, or The Bin.

The CIA San Antonio offers degrees in both Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts. Graduates can then transfer to the college’s New York campus to complete bachelor’s degrees in Food Business Management, Culinary Science, or Applied Food Studies.

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Chef and restaurateur Jason Dady speaks to graduates of The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio on September 8, 2017. (Photo credit: Darren Abate/CIA)
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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 degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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