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Food and B2B Media Veteran Joins CIA Staff

Scott Allmendinger to Co-Direct College’s Consulting Division

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Jeff Levine
Communications Manager

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, 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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