This press release just in from the CIA:
THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA TO HOLD ADMISSIONS RECEPTION AT
BLUE HILL AT STONE BARNS
Aspiring Culinarians to Receive $500 Grant
Hyde Park, NY, August 12, 2008 â€“ Budding chefs, bakers, and foodservice industry leaders: The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY is coming to Pocantico Hills for an Admissions reception. Future CIA students in attendance can earn a $500 grant to study at the CIA.
Held at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Rd., on Thursday, September 4 at 1 p.m., the reception gives up-and-coming culinarians a chance to learn about CIA degree programs. Prospective students qualify for the $500 grant by submitting a completed applicationâ€”including essay, official transcript, and letter of recommendationâ€”at the event.
The college is now enrolling students for 2009 entry dates for both its bachelorâ€™s and associate degree programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the benefits of a CIA education, as well as further scholarship options.
Foodservice is a major growth industry and interest in culinary careers is rising among both career changers and â€œtraditionalâ€ college students. The National Restaurant Association estimates a record $558 billion in sales for 2008â€”more than $1.5 billion per day! CIA graduates land prestigious jobs in a variety of restaurant careers. In addition to being top chefs, pastry chefs, and bakers, CIA alumni are leaders in catering, research and development, education, food styling, food journalism, and many other food-related fields.
Students must register for this reception in advance by calling 1-800-CULINARY, as space is limited. To learn more about The Culinary Institute of America, visit www.ciachef.edu.
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not for profit college offering bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificate programs, in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. As the worldâ€™s premier culinary college, the CIA has a network of more than 37,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Cat Cora, Harold Dieterle, Steve Ells, Todd English, Duff Goldman, Sara Moulton, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The college has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (The CIA at Greystone, St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio), as well as a New York City location (The CIA at Astor Center, Manhattan). In addition to its degree programs, the CIA offers courses for professionals and food enthusiasts, as well as wine education. For more information, visit the CIA online at www.ciachef.edu.
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