We know Small Bites readers enjoy the recipes and videos we at The Culinary Institute of America post each month. But have you ever thought about taking it to the next level? If you’re thinking of a career change (or a career goal!), come learn more at the informational session we’re holding at the Hudson House in Nyack at 6 p.m. Aug. 29. There are $3.6 million in scholarships available, and we can help you apply for them. Our press release is below.
Hyde Park, NY, August 12, 2013 – To achieve their potential, students should get a real, respected degree education that elevates their passion with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their chosen profession. 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 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 many other food-related fields.
For both career changes and traditional college students, now is the perfect time to look into getting a real, respected degree from the CIA at a reception in Nyack at the Hudson House of Nyack, 134 Main St., on Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m.
Attendees will have their college application fee waived and may qualify for significant tuition grants. In addition, the college is offering $3.6 million in new scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. This is above and beyond the already significant scholarships from the college and industry partners, as well as state and federal grants, work study programs, and GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits for veterans.
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. Bachelor’s students may also choose to pursue concentrations in Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality; American Food Studies: Farm-to-Table Cooking; and Latin Cuisines.
The food world is one of the largest private-sector industries in the United States, and it continues to grow. 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 is outpacing 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