CIA President Named One of the Most Powerful People in Food for 2016 by Two Media Outlets

Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America, with CIA students at the opening of the groundbreaking student dining venue, The Egg, in 2015
Dr. Tim Ryan at a baccalaureate graduation at The Culinary Institute of America
Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA
 

Nation’s Restaurant News and the Daily Meal Recognize CIA Leader for his Influence and Impact

Hyde Park, NYPresident Tim Ryan of The Culinary Institute of America has been selected as one of the most powerful people in the food world for 2016 by the Daily Meal and Nation’s Restaurant News.

The profile of Dr. Ryan in the Daily Meal details how the college has thrived under his direction, citing the opening of campuses in Texas and Singapore, the creation of new degree programs, and the development of a brewery in the past few years alone.

“A roster of CIA graduates or former students reads like a history of contemporary American (and occasionally non-American) cuisine,” the Daily Meal editors write. “[The CIA] remains the gold standard for serious instruction in the culinary arts, and Ryan just keeps pushing it forward.”

The feature about Dr. Ryan in the Nation’s Restaurant News special issue says, “Tim Ryan has not only been transforming how the next generation of chefs is educated, but also influencing nearly every aspect of the restaurant industry…Ryan is responsible for driving the sustained excellence, innovation, and growth the CIA has become known for.”

NRN editors also note that Dr. Ryan’s “thought leadership has positioned the CIA as a leader on important industry issues, such as health and wellness, world flavors, food ethics and sustainability.”

Commenting on the honors, Dr. Ryan said, “I am blessed to lead a world-class organization with a rich tradition of excellence and an outstanding team. Together we will continue to push the boundaries of education for food professionals, and in doing so—make a difference in the lives of our students, the industry we serve, and the greater dining public.”

Dr. Ryan is a 1977 graduate of the CIA. His unique background includes being a Culinary Olympics champion and Certified Master Chef. He also holds an advanced Ivy League degree, having earned his doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ryan has been with the CIA since 1982, when he was recruited to serve on the faculty and develop and run the college’s ground-breaking American Bounty Restaurant. He became the CIA’s fifth president in 2001.


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Photo 1 (top photo): Dr. Tim Ryan at a career fair at The Culinary Institute of America, where food and hospitality companies from around the world actively recruit students. In January 2016, the CIA president was named among the 50 most powerful people in food by two publications. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Photo 2: Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America, with CIA students at the opening of the groundbreaking student dining venue, The Egg, in 2015. In 2016, Dr. Ryan was named among the 50 most powerful people in food by both the Daily Meal and Nation's Restaurant News. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Photo 3: Dr. Tim Ryan at a baccalaureate graduation at The Culinary Institute of America. Under his leadership, the college has expanded its bachelor's degree in management, adding six academic concentrations, and launched two new majors—in Culinary Science and Applied Food Studies. In January 2016, the CIA president was named among the 50 most powerful people in food by two publications. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Photo 4: Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America. (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 driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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