Veteran Students Bake
Cake to be Cut in Times Square
The U.S. Army marks
its 238th birthday on Friday, June 14. To help the Army celebrate the occasion, four students from The Culinary
Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY who are also veterans have been
preparing a special birthday cake. The cake will be cut during a birthday
ceremony at 10 a.m. that day in Father Duffy Square (the northern triangle of
Times Square) in New York City.
General John Campbell, the vice chief of staff of the Army
(second in command to General Ray Odierno), will be
joined by the oldest and youngest soldier in that branch of the military for
the cake cutting.
An Army saber will be used to slice the cake, and invited
guests will then be able to enjoy a piece of the birthday cake—which will be
transported to Manhattan from the CIA's campus early on the morning of June 14.
The CIA's relationship with the U.S. military dates to the
college's founding in 1946, when its primary goal was to train veterans
returning from World War II to enter the post-war workforce. Today, about 150
veterans from all five branches of the armed forces are enrolled in the CIA's
associate and bachelor's degree programs, supported by the benefits of the Post-9/11
GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.
of a cake to celebrate the birthday of the United States Army.
Campbell; oldest and youngest U.S. Army soldiers; CIA students who are Army
veterans and who baked and decorated the cake.
Duffy Square (northern triangle of Times Square)
Broadway, between 45th and 47th Streets
New York, NY.
14, 2013, 10–11 a.m.
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, and culinary
science, 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 45,000 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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