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    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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  • Bundle and Save on CIA Industry Leadership Conferences

    Bundle and Save on CIA Industry Leadership Conferences

    Location: Napa Valley, CA; Hyde Park, NY

    Register Before January 31, 2019 and Save Nearly $1,000! Never before has the pace of change in our industry been so rapid. Consumer demands for transparency and traceability are becoming more granular, and the time for food companies to respond is becoming shorter. That's one of many reasons CIA conferences are so crucial in today's shifting food landscape.

    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.

    Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit

    Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit

    Location: Napa, CA

    Whatever you call it and however you frame it, plant forward is one of the most significant culinary mega-trends underway in America and in global foodservice. It is changing how chefs think about menus, flavor development, creativity, profitability, and their future customers.

    Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative

    Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative

    Location: Napa, CA

    The CIA Healthy Menus R&D Collaborative is an initiative designed to take inspiration, information, and insights from other CIA health and wellness initiatives and craft highly targeted, sector-specific, practical solutions that contribute towards expanding healthy food and beverage choices within the foodservice industry. Members include a small "dream team" of volume foodservice leaders, technical experts, manufacturers, and suppliers.

    Invitation Only
    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?

    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
    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.

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    Arriba Mexico! Latin American Cuisine Summit

    Arriba Mexico! Latin American Cuisine Summit

    Location: San Antonio, TX

    Our 2018 Latin American 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.

    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.

    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
  • For Program Details

    The Culinary Institute of America at Copia
    500 First Street
    Napa, CA 94559

    1-800-123-2468

    SI@culinary.edu

    For Sponsorship Opportunities

    Shara Orem
    Director – Sponsorship Planning and Outreach, Strategic Initiatives and Advancement

    707-967-2439

    shara.orem@culinary.edu

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    Amanda Secor
    Senior Manager - Marketing Communications, Strategic Marketing

    845-451-1457

    amanda.secor@culinary.edu

    For All Other Inquiries

    The Culinary Institute of America at Copia
    500 First Street
    Napa, CA 94559

    1-800-123-2468

    SI@culinary.edu
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    Culinary Institute of America’s Digital Media team

    The Culinary Institute of America’s Digital Media team offers a wide range of digital services, from website development to webcasting and online marketing to online education. Learn more here!

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    reThink Food Conference

    Registration for reThink Food 2018 is now open! reThink Food 2017 sold out, so be sure to register early!

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    Menus Of Change

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