Chef Charlie Palmer ’79, restaurateur and chairman of the board of trustees
of the CIA, hosted his 2nd Annual Oyster Social at his famed New York City
restaurant, Aureole this fall. The event included an oyster shucking showdown
involving teams of CIA students, with attendees sponsoring each team based on
the number of oysters they could shuck within the three-minute time limit.
from the evening benefited Citymeals-on-Wheels,
with the shucking competition alone raising $1,935 for the charity.
Palmer and his staff at Aureole appreciated the fact that the CIA students
volunteered their time to support this worthy cause. As a bonus, the students
had a chance to network with leaders in the New York City restaurant scene who
can help them in their careers once they graduate!