The Culinary Institute of America to Visit Pleasantville

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Hi Small Bites readers: you’re probably used to getting recipes from us here at the CIA, but we wanted to let you know about an upcoming event in your area

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier not-for-profit culinary college, is the original and proven college for students who want to build prestigious careers in the food world—from top chefs, pastry chefs, and bakers to leaders in catering, research and development, education, food styling, food journalism, and other food-related fields.

Future culinary leaders will find out how to get a real, respected degree from the CIA at an upcoming reception in Pleasantville at the Iron Horse Grill, 20 Wheeler Ave., on Saturday, April 27 at 1 p.m. The afternoon will be hosted by CIA alumnus Philip McGrath ’78, chef and owner of the Iron Horse Grill.

Attendees will have their college application fee waived and qualify for a $3,000 tuition grant if they enroll during spring entry dates. The CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and bachelor’s degrees in culinary arts management, baking and pastry arts management, and culinary science; and the college provides many student scholarships.

Career changers and traditional college students are invited to come and learn how they can pursue their dream jobs in the food world. Food and hospitality is one of the largest private-sector industries in the United States, and it’s growing. In 2012, almost 900 recruiters actively sought out CIA students and graduates at the college’s career fairs, a 30 percent increase from the year before. And, according to the National Restaurant Association, foodservice employment will outpace the American economy as a whole for 14th straight year in 2013.

To learn more about the reception or to find out about available entry dates, please contact The Culinary Institute of America at 1-800-CULINARY (285-4627) or visit www.ciachef.edu.

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. 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, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi.

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The Culinary Institute of America is the World's Premier Culinary College. The CIA's main campus in Hyde Park, NY is home to four restaurants. The college offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts and bachelor's degrees in culinary arts management, baking and pastry arts management, and culinary science. Programs for food enthusiasts ranging from one to five days are offered throughout the year.

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