The Culinary Institute of America Returns the F.A.V.O.R.

Veterans to Receive Discounts at Campus Restaurants

Hyde Park, NY – Starting with Veterans Day 2015, those who served in the United States military will receive discounts to the restaurants at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. The special deals are being offered through the Find and Assist Veterans of Record (F.A.V.O.R.) card program.

“The CIA is proud to join the Return the F.A.V.O.R. program and participate in this wonderful opportunity to give back to our veterans,” says Waldy Malouf, the college’s senior director of food and beverage operations. “The college was founded to train returning GIs for the hospitality industry and we are delighted to continue to educate and support our men and women in uniform.”

Veterans who have a F.A.V.O.R. card receive a 25 percent discount for lunch or dinner Mondays through Thursdays at The Bocuse Restaurant, American Bounty Restaurant, and Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici. Reservations are suggested for all restaurants and can be made by calling 845-471-6608.

The CIA’s commitment to America’s service members goes back to its founding in 1946, when the first class of students consisted of World War II veterans studying with the support of the original GI Bill. For nearly 70 years, the college has worked closely with all branches of the U.S. military, providing culinary training for active service members and college education for those beginning their post-military careers. About 150 students who have served on active duty in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard currently attend the CIA, many with the assistance of Post-9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program benefits.


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Students at The Culinary Institute of America pause to reflect on Veterans Day 2014. (Photo credit CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Jeff Levine
Communications Manager
845-451-1372
j_levine@culinary.edu


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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