One of NYC's Most Eligible Bachelors Featured in Culinary Institute of America Video

Michael Ferraro

Series of Success Profiles Includes Chef Michael Ferraro of Delicatessen and Macbar

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Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY has launched a new series of short video profiles in select U.S. markets. The videos showcase successful alumni and highlight the breadth of career tracks within the food world in which CIA alumni have become leaders.

In New York City, the featured alumnus is Michael Ferraro, executive chef and partner at Delicatessen and Macbar in New York City, who earned his associate degree in culinary arts from the CIA in 2002. He cooked at some of New York's finest restaurants before going the entrepreneurial route as a partner in two restaurants specializing in sophisticated comfort food. Chef Ferraro was featured in the Zagat Guide's first "30 Under 30" rising leaders in the city's food scene in 2011 and he made Gotham magazine's 2013 Most Eligible Bachelors list, along with the likes of New York Yankees star Derek Jeter.

The "Food is Life" video with Ferraro is available on YouTube.

This first group of video shorts also features Gretchen Thomas, wine and spirits director for Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant group in Connecticut; Carolina Gomez, owner of Three Little Pigs Charcuterie & Salumi shop in Washington, DC; and Greg Vernick, owner and chef at Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia.

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Michael Ferraro (Photo credit: Shelley Noeldechen and Nicolas Kleczewski/CIA)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 45,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

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