The Culinary Institute of America
The Culinary Institute of America is private not-for-profit college specializing in culinary and baking and pastry arts education. Founded in 1946, the college was founded as a vocational institute for returning veterans of World War II.
The New Haven Restaurant Institute was founded by culinary educator Frances Roth and Katherine Angell (wife of James Rowland Angell) on May 22, 1946 in New Haven, Connecticut as a vocational training school for returning World War II veterans. With assistance from Yale University, the school purchased the Davies mansion in New Haven's Prospect Hill neighborhood. This building, later known as Angell Hall, was joined by the adjacent Taft Mansion, now demolished. The first class consisted of 16 students and the faculty included a dietitian, a baker, and a chef. In 1947, the school's name was changed to the Restaurant Institute of Connecticut to reflect its growing repute; and was changed again to The Culinary Institute of America in 1951. Enrollment grew to over 1,000 students by 1969, well-beyond the capacity of its New Haven campus, and the school purchased the St. Andrew-on-Hudson Jesuit novitiate in Hyde Park, New York in 1970. In 1971, the college began awarding associate degrees. The following year, it began operating at the Hyde Park location. In 1973, the CIA's first restaurant opened, the Epicurean Room and Rabalais Grill (now the Bocuse Restaurant). From 1974 to 1979, the school built three residence halls, a culinary library, a career planning center, and a learning resources center. From 1982 to 1984, the American Bounty and Caterina de' Medici Restaurants and St. Andrew's Cafï¿½ opened. In 1984, the school's continuing education center (later named the J. Willard Marriott Education Center) opened, and the school improved its on-campus kitchens and constructed an experimental kitchen and food laboratory. In 1990, the school opened a baking and pastry facility, named two years later as the Shunsuke Takaki School of Baking and Pastry. In 1993, the school opened the Conrad N. Hilton Library and began offering bachelor's degree programs. In 1995, the school's first branch campus opened, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California. In 1998, the Student Recreation Center was opened. The Apple Pie Bakery Cafï¿½ opened in 2000, and the Colavita Center opened the following year. More Hyde Park campus housing was built in 2004. In 2005, Anton Plaza opened in Hyde Park while the Ventura Center for Menu Research and Development opened in St. Helena. The school's third campus opened in 2008 in San Antonio. Two years later, the CIA opened a campus in Singapore consisting of a facility on the campus of Temasek Polytechnic. In 2012, the CIA began offering a bachelor's degree program in culinary science. Also in 2012, the college was inducted into the Culinary Hall of Fame. The school colors (green and gold) refer to the school's mission to sustain the environment and to strive for excellence.
CULINARY INSTITUTE LENï¿½TRE Aspires to be recognized as providing the best possible Diploma and Associate of Applied Science Degree programs through: Intensive hands-on training Low student / teacher ratio Challenging students to learn a maximum in a minimum amount of time Classic and innovative training from internationally experienced chef-instructors Helping each student to reach his / her full professional potential Preparing students in leadership and management positions Applying its philosophy of TRADITION, QUALITY, AND RESPECT
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