Hyde Park, NY – The
path to becoming president of the world’s premier culinary college can take
many twists and turns. Although he has been at the helm of The Culinary
Institute of America since 2001, Tim Ryan didn’t set out to become its
president. Heritage Radio Network’s All
in the Industry program recently spent almost an hour chatting with Dr.
Ryan, a CIA graduate who, in addition to holding an Ivy League doctorate, is a
Certified Master Chef and Culinary Olympic champion.
Find out what he really wanted to be in life, before his
culinary career took him around the world and then back to his alma mater.
During his discussion with host Shari Bayer, Dr. Ryan also shares recent and
future CIA educational innovations and offers his take on the food issues of
episode can be streamed or downloaded as a podcast online.
The Brooklyn-based Heritage Radio Network produces dozens of
weekly radio shows and podcasts about the food, beverage, and hospitality
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Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA, recently spent almost an
hour chatting with Heritage Radio Network’s All in the Industry program. (Photo
credit: The Culinary Institute of America)
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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 locations in New York, California, Texas, and
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