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.

Michael Zebrowski

Faculty Bio: Michael Zebrowski

Baking and Pastry Arts
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts

Education:
AAS, Portland Community College, Portland, OR. Grand Diploma, The French Culinary Institute (International Culinary Center), NYC.

Professional Experience:
Lead Pastry Chef Instructor, The International Culinary Center, NYC. Executive Pastry Chef, The Westin Hotel, Morristown, NJ. Pastry Sous Chef, Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara, CA; Café Boulud, NYC. Pastry Cook, The Pierre, NYC; Bouley, NYC; The Manor, West Orange, NJ. Pastry Stagiaire, Le Jardin des Sens, Montpellier, France. Pastry Chef, Montrachet, NYC.

Awards:
Outstanding Pastry Chef Alumni of the Year, International Culinary Center, 2009. First place, National Dole Cocktail Contest, 2008. Second place, Urbani Truffle National Cooking Competition, 2008. First place, Chef’s Congress Paco Jet Competition, 2008. First place, Sorrento’s National Mascarpone Contest, 2003.

Author:
Co-author, The Pastry Chef’s Little Black Book.

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