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

Chef at 2015 Best New Restaurant in the U.S. Speaks to CIA Graduates

Hyde Park, NY – Markus Glocker, whose Bâtard in New York City won last year’s James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant, was commencement speaker at the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of America on June 17. Glocker is the executive chef and partner—along with famed restaurateur Drew Nieporent—at Bâtard. The restaurant features modern interpretations of the traditional cuisine of his native Austria, such as schnitzel and tafelspitz.

Since its 2014 opening, Bâtard garnered three-star reviews from The New York Times and New York magazine, and earned a coveted Michelin star, in addition to the Beard Award. Chef Glocker has been recognized by StarChefs.com as one of New York City’s Rising Stars and by Plate magazine among its Chefs to Watch.

Chef Glocker spoke to 79 recipients of CIA associate degrees in culinary arts and baking & pastry arts. The entire graduation ceremony can be seen online.

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Chef Markus Glocker delivers the commencement address at the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of America on June 17, 2016. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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