As the world’s premier culinary college, The Culinary Institute of America is widely
recognized for providing a gold-standard education for students and
unparalleled opportunities for food professionals to advance their careers,
connect with industry leaders, and innovate for the future. This website and
at-a-glance leadership program calendar offers a snapshot of
how your company or organization can be a part of the conversation.
Here are just a few of the many ways you can get involved in
the CIA’s industry-shaping initiatives.
The possibilities are endless. By connecting with the
CIA, you’ll engage with top sector leaders, innovators, scientists, trend
strategists, and key decision-makers of the food world and beyond—and return to
your workplace ready to re-think and grow your business. You’ll also support
and have opportunities to interact with CIA students, the future
standard-bearers of our profession.
learn, share, and shape the future of food and beverage with us. Here’s how:
Lee Ellen Kirk
Senior Advancement Officer – Corporate Relations
Office: 845-905-4274, Cell: 717-994-0940LeeEllen.Kirk@culinary.edu
Director – Corporate Relations, Strategic Initiatives and AdvancementOffice: 707-967-2439, Cell: 707-227-9374Shara.Orem@culinary.edu
The industry complement to our degree programs, CIA
Consulting leverages the expertise and diversity of the entire college
faculty—more than 150 culinary, service, operations, financial, science, and
nutrition authorities—and translates valuable information from our leadership
conferences into practical, actionable programs for companies. The Consulting
team can help you apply that intelligence toward your own business goals,
through experiential learning and guidance on our campuses or at your
Brad Barnes ’87, CMC
Director—CIA Consulting and Industry Programs
Office: 845-451-1613, Cell: 914-879-4744Brad.Barnes@culinary.edu
The CIA’s Digital Media team is ready to help you connect
with decision-makers throughout the food world. We offer customer content and
video production, studio kitchen locations, on-camera chef talent, recipe
development, content distribution, and digital marketing—all customized to your
needs and goals, with the special touches that make our award-winning team so
sought-after in the field. We also bring the college’s leadership initiatives
to large, national audiences through webcasts, online resources, and its James
Beard Award–winning global, field-based video production. Learn
more about Digital Media capabilities here.
Director—Digital Media, Strategic InitiativesJohn.Barkley@culinary.edu
Feel the energy and indulge all your senses at this food and
wine mecca. The CIA at Copia is every bit the “foodie wonderland” The New York
Times describes, with endless flavorful experiences, classes, and lively events
for professionals and consumers alike. Drawing on all the resources of the CIA
and its campuses, Copia provides unparalleled opportunities for industry collaboration
to help drive innovation in the $800 billion foodservice sector through
leadership programs, consulting services, national and global summits, and
more. It’s part of the vibrant Oxbow district in California’s world-famous Napa
Valley—you won’t find a better location for a meeting, corporate retreat,
professional development program, or team-building event. Or, hold a social
reception or gala celebration at one of our stunning venues. Our expert team,
exceptional resources, versatile spaces, and unique food and beverage experiences
add up to an absolutely memorable event, large or small. Copia provides
fabulous consumer experiences as well. Come relax, learn, play, dance,
taste—and have the time of your life in a food-centric setting as only the CIA
can deliver it. It’s no wonder Sonoma Magazine calls Copia “Disneyland for food
and wine geeks."
Each CIA campus has its own distinctive flavor, making them
premier destinations for special events, business and sales meetings, and
corporate retreats. Set along the beautiful Hudson River, our New York campus
boasts breathtaking views and both contemporary and classic indoor spaces. The
CIA at Greystone in St. Helena is housed in the former Christian Brothers
Winery, a majestic, castle-like setting. As a part of the vibrant Pearl
complex, CIA San Antonio offers an outdoor live-fire kitchen as well as Savor,
which was named one of the 2020 Best New Restaurants in Texas, by Texas Monthly
magazine. And CIA Singapore boosts state-of-the-art facilities on the campus of
Temasek Polytechnic. All of our campuses offer world-class food and service and
will make a memorable impression on your guests.
Hyde Park, NY
St. Helena, CA
San Antonio, TX
CIA at Copia
Resources for Sponsors
Explore more engagement opportunities here!
Download the 2022 Industry Leadership and Advancement Calendar here.
Learn how to infuse your menu with on-trend, craveable plant-forward choices at the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit!
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!
Watch The Culinary Institute of America’s newest documentary, A Passion for Pizza
Watch the live webcast of The Culinary Institute of America’s Menus of Change conference.