In 2014, the CIA unveiled the new Marriott Pavilion with its new Conference Center and Ecolab Auditorium. Made possible by generous gifts from the The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation this new 31,000 square foot facility was specifically designed to advance culinary education, industry-wide innovation, and the arts.
As a meeting place, the 800-seat Ecolab Auditorium and 300-seat Conference Center hosts the world’s most dynamic exchanges about food, flavor, health, and culture.
Featuring works of art like Lou Dorfsman's Gastrotypographicalassemblage and two of Arcimboldo's Four Seasons, the Pavilion enhances the scope and educational experience of our students. As a gathering place, the facility opens its doors to friends and neighbors of the college.
A variety of venues is available for meetings, meals, business or social events, conferences, and more. For information, contact CIACatering@culinary.edu or call Jason Lowenthal at 845-905-4788.
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The Gastrotypographicalassemblage is a three-dimensional ode to typography and food created by Lou Dorfsman, former creative director at CBS. The artwork graced a wall in the dining room of the company’s headquarters from 1966 to the 1990s. It remained in storage for more than two decades until 2008, when The Culinary Institute of America partnered with Nick Fasciano, one of the original craftsmen, to restored “Lou’s Wall.” The 33-foot-long, 8-foot-high artwork has found the perfect home at the CIA’s Hyde Park campus in the stunning Marriott Pavilion. Now you can own a piece of the wall!
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