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 last 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.

Lars Kronmark, CIA Professor—Culinary Arts, Greystone campus, CA.

Faculty Bio: Lars Kronmark

Culinary Arts
Professor—Culinary Arts
Certification Credentials: CWP

Education:
Restaurationsindustriens Laerlingeskole, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Apprenticeship:
Grande Café, Copenhagen. Sorte Ravn, Copenhagen.

Professional Background:
Coordinator of Culinary Staff, Auction Napa Valley, Napa Valley Vintners, St. Helena, CA. Food and Wine Pairing Judge, North Lake Tahoe Autumn Food and Wine Festival, Lake Tahoe, CA. Chef-Instructor, China Educational Project, Shanghai and Beijing, China. Chef-Instructor and Department Head for Hot Foods, California Culinary Academy, San Francisco, CA.

Awards:
Antonin Carême Medal, ACF, 2013. Chef of the Year, Cordon d'Or-Gold Ribbon Academy of the Culinary Arts, 2007. Celebrity Guest Chef, Napa Valley Wine Auction, 2010. Winner, Cochon 555 Cooking Competition, 2012.

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