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New York chef Sam Hazen, currently the culinary director at BR Guest
Hospitality, was the keynote speaker during commencement exercises at the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of
America on November 10.
A 1982 CIA graduate, Chef Hazen is known for his time at The
Terrace in the Sky, Heartland Brewery, Cascabel, Tavern on the Green, Tao, and Veritas.
In 2009, he created Sam Hazen Management in 2009 to consult on restaurant
projects in New York City. With BR Guest, Chef Hazen now oversees 22 restaurants
under nine different concepts in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and
From 1990 to 1993, he was a member of the faculty at his alma mater, teaching Italian Cuisine in the
CIA’s Caterina de’ Medici Restaurant. BR Guest
Hospitality often attends CIA career fairs to recruit students and recent graduates
to work for the company.
The entire graduation ceremony can be seen online.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
Sam Hazen, culinary director of BR Guest Hospitality,
delivers the commencement address at the New York campus of The Culinary
Institute of America on November 10, 2017. (Photo
credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier
culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and
hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree
majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate
degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education
through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs
and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting
services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its
worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the
food business. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and
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