Food and B2B Media Veteran Joins CIA Staff
Scott Allmendinger to
Co-Direct College’s Consulting Division
Hyde Park, NY – The Culinary Institute of America announces the appointment of Scott Allmendinger as co-director of CIA Consulting, effective November 3. Mr.
Allmendinger will be responsible for driving sales and directing the college’s
relationship with the food industry, including consulting arrangements and
custom programs. He will also work closely with the CIA’s industry clients on
menu development projects and research & development programs. Allmendinger
joins Brad Barnes in co-leading the division. Barnes, a Certified Master Chef,
has been with CIA Consulting since 2010.
Allmendinger joins the CIA with extensive editorial and
publishing experience. He served as executive vice president of CSP Business
Media, publisher of print and online business-to-business (B2B) magazines such
as Restaurant Business and Foodservice Director. He has been
recognized by Forbes and Folio magazines for his work on B2B
websites and has served on several boards, including the Women’s Foodservice
Forum and the International Foodservice Editorial Council.
“Scott’s industry leadership and business development
experience—in concert with a strong background in marketing, sales, and product
development—make him highly suited for this unique position,” said CIA Vice
President of Advancement and Business Development Dr. Victor Gielisse.
During a previous stint at the CIA from 2002 to 2005,
Allmendinger led initial development of the college’s Industry Solutions Group
(now CIA Consulting). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from
Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT.
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Scott Allmendinger has joined The Culinary Institute of
America as co-director of CIA Consulting. (Photo
credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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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, culinary science, and applied food
studies, 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 46,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy
Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, 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
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