• Conferences and Events 

    The Culinary Institute of America's Leadership Programs, spearheaded by the CIA Strategic Initiatives Group, help foodservice professionals learn more about the next wave of change. Our conferences and leadership retreats focus on topics and trends crucial to the foodservice industry including flavor development, health and wellness, nutrition science, volume foodservice menu R&D, and collaboration between production agriculture and volume foodservice.

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  • Menus of Change

    Menus of Change

    Location: Hyde Park, NY

    What if leaders in the culinary arts, business, public health, and environmental sciences all worked together to develop business-friendly solutions to today’s most pressing social and environmental concerns?

    Appetites + Innovation

    Appetites + Innovation

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    Food in America is undergoing a sea change. From the changing taste preferences and values of Millennials to the accelerating impacts of health and environmental imperatives, Americans have never been more engaged with discovery around food, flavor, and food issues.

    Invitation Only
    Flavor, Quality and American Menus

    Flavor, Quality and American Menus

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    Flavor, Quality & American Menus is an annual invitational leadership retreat presented in partnership by The Culinary Institute of America and the University of California, Davis.

    Invitation Only
    Teaching Kitchen Collaborative

    Teaching Kitchen Collaborative

    Location: Chicago, IL

    Teaching Kitchen Collaborative (TKC) is an invitational network of thought leading organizations using teaching kitchen facilities as catalysts of enhanced personal and public health across medical, corporate, school, and community settings. The TKC was launched in 2016 and jointly led by The Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health – Department of Nutrition.

    Invitation Only
    Menus of Change University Research Collaborative

    Menus of Change University Research Collaborative

    Location: Princeton University

    Co-founded and jointly led by Stanford University and The Culinary Institute of America, the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative is a working group of leading scholars, foodservice business leaders, and executive chefs from invited colleges and universities who are accelerating efforts to move Americans toward healthier, more sustainable, plant-forward diets.

    Invitation Only
    Arriba Latin Cuisine Summit

    Arriba Latin Cuisine Summit

    Location: San Antonio, TX

    Our 2018 Latin Cuisine Summit—Arriba Mexico—will focus on Mexico’s diverse and dynamic cuisine. Over the course of two days, attendees will learn all about the culinary heritage of Mexico, as they explore Mexico’s culinary contributions, influences, and staple ingredients.

    reThinkFood

    reThinkFood

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    reThink Food is conceived as a unique physical and intellectual space to gather like-minded food industry leaders, chefs, scientists and other academics, culinary experts, technologists, designers, marketers, and innovators in related industries.

    Healthy Kids Collaborative

    Healthy Kids Collaborative

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    Food and nutrition issues impact the health of America's children and youth, and are some of the most pressing public health challenges of our time. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), widely regarded as the world's leading culinary college, has long been committed to advancing healthier foods.

    Invitation Only
    Worlds of Healthy Flavors

    Worlds of Healthy Flavors

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    Each January, the Worlds of Healthy Flavors invitational leadership retreat brings together an audience of 125 people—including top nutrition researchers, influential corporate chefs, nutrition executives, world cuisine experts, members of the media, and other influencers—to discuss opportunities for presenting American consumers with a wider range of healthy menu options.

    Invitation Only
    Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

    Healthy Kitchens, Healthy Lives

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    An Annual Gathering of Physicians, Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, Nurses, and Other Healthcare Professionals; Hospital, Insurance, and Other Healthcare Executives; and Healthcare Foodservice Directors and Executive Chefs.

    Flavor Summit

    Flavor Summit

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    The Flavor Summit brings together each spring a select group of top food and beverage executives, corporate and executive chefs, and other experts in American foodservice and hospitality to explore, discuss, and taste their way through a stimulating, critical set of flavor and related kitchen, dining, and hospitality management issues.

    Invitation Only
    CIA Leadership Awards

    CIA Leadership Awards

    Location: New York City, NY

    The Culinary Institute of America has created the Augie™ award to commemorate the success and achievement of our industry’s best and brightest.

    Worlds of Flavor

    Worlds of Flavor

    Location: Napa Valley, CA

    The Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor® International Conference & Festival is widely acknowledged as our country’s most influential professional forum on world cuisines, food cultures, and flavor trends.

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    Director – Sponsorship Planning and Outreach, Strategic Initiatives and Advancement

    707-967-2439

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    Menus Of Change

    Watch the live webcast of The Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change conference.

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    reThink Food Conference

    Registration for reThink Food 2016 is now open! reThink Food 2015 sold out, so be sure to register early!

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