Chef-Restaurateur Terrance Brennan Delivers Commencement Address at CIA
Hyde Park, NY – Terrance
Brennan, executive chef at The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY, was the keynote
speaker at commencement exercises at the New York campus of
The Culinary Institute of America on January 20.
The Roundhouse by Terrance Brennan is a new boutique
restaurant that opened in October 2016 featuring whole-farm and nose-to-tail
cuisine, and showcasing the agricultural richness of the Hudson Valley. Chef
Brennan is also the CEO of the food, beverage, and management companies Brennan
Group Consultants and Brennan Group Hospitality.
Before his recent move to the Hudson Valley, he spent 22
years as executive chef and owner of the acclaimed Picholine in New York City. For four years, Picholine held two
stars in the Michelin Guide. Earlier
in Brennan’s career, Food & Wine magazine named him among America’s Best New Chefs for 1995.
Last year, Chef Brennan and CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan co-hosted Chefs for Clearwater at the college to raise awareness of issues involving sustainability, food ethics, and the Hudson River watershed.
The entire graduation ceremony can be seen online.
Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:
Chef Terrance Brennan of The Roundhouse in Beacon, NY was
the guest speaker at graduation ceremonies at the New York campus of The
Culinary Institute of America on January 20, 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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