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Open doors to hot new career opportunities

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

Employers in the foodservice and hospitality industry know that CIA graduates have what it takes to help their organizations succeed. As a graduate of the Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP), you'll possess the hands-on culinary skills and knowledge that will prepare you for a multitude of positions in the food world. Learn how you can make a difference in the world through food in this free guide. Inquire today!

The ultimate destination for wine studies

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 24, 2016

You know we offer great cooking and baking classes for the home cook, but did you know we also offer beverage classes that will elevate your knowledge of wine, beer, even coffee? Browse our selection of wine and beverage courses and find your flavor!

reThink the usual food conference!

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 23, 2016

reThink Food 2016 will have you rethinking the standard food conference and promises to be an inspiring, enlightening and mind-broadening experience! Join us Nov. 4-6 to hear from visionaries such as Joxe Marie Aizega, founder of the Basque Culinary World Prize for chefs who "improve society through gastronomy;" Michael Ferrari of The Weather Company, an IBM Business; and Kevin Brown of Innit. Breakout sessions will be interactive, and representatives from IDEO will provide additional experiences. We look forward to welcoming you to The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in the Napa Valley: register today!

Roasted Chicken with Red Grapes and Rosemary

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 22, 2016

Watch Chef Rebecca Peizer from The Culinary Institute of America prepare a delicious roasted chicken with red grapes, green olives, rosemary, garlic, shallots and wine.

Take your career to the next level

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016

The foodservice and hospitality industry has always been characterized by advances that keep in step with and are often ahead of customer demands and the needs of a changing world. Put your experience to work and get the degree that will open up a world of new career opportunities in the foodservice and hospitality industry. The CIA's Associate Degree Program for Advanced Career Experienced (ACE) Students will prepare you for the future of the food industry in just 15 months. Learn more about the Future of the Food World in this free guide. Inquire today!

CIA Boot Camper Spotlight: Linda Jochen

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 19, 2016

Why do people come to the CIA to take a cooking class? Linda Jochen comes all the way to our Hyde Park, N.Y., campus from her home in Virginia because, she says, "The chefs are unbelievable." Read more and be convinced yourself!

Tech, innovation, sensory science and food!

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 18, 2016

We'll be pushing boundaries, delving into tech's role in food safety, learning why "you are what you eat," and much more at reThink Food! Join experts in tech (Michiel Bakker of Google), innovation (Jim Flatt of Hampton Creek), personalization and sensory science (Lisa Mosconi from the NYU Medical School and Charles Spence of Oxford University), agriculture technology (Caleb Harper, MIT Media Lab), cultured protein (Andras Forgacs, Modern Meadow) at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley, Nov. 4-6. Register today to become a part of the next food revolution!

Grilled Pizza with Prosciutto di San Daniele, Burrata and Olive Dust

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 16, 2016

Watch Chef Bill Briwa from The Culinary Institute of America make a beautiful grilled pizza topped with Prosciutto di San Daniele, burrata cheese, olive dust and an herb salad. Prosciutto di San Daniele is a Protected Designation of Origin certified product that must be cured in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy.

Get a career worth toasting

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 12, 2016

One of the hottest career tracks in the food industry is wine and beverages. By combining your bachelor’s degree with a CIA Wine & Beverage Graduate Certificate, you’ll set yourself apart from the competition and turn your passion into the career that you always wanted. Learn more in this free guide -- Wine & Beverage Industry Trends. Get started on your new career. It all begins at the CIA! Inquire today!

MIT Media Lab + CIA: reThinking Food

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 10, 2016

Come to The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley Nov. 4-6 to join the new food revolution with the CIA and MIT Media Lab: reThink Food. From the first session, "Keeping Up with the Pace of Food Innovation," moderated by Food Business School Dean Will Rosenzweig, to the last, "Engineering Environments," with Michael Ferrari (The Weather Channel/IBM) and Kevin Esvelt (MIT Media Lab), you'll be enthralled, educated, and entertained. Other topics cover farming and technology, the personalization of food and health, and the kitchen of the future. Presenters represent the sciences, culinary arts and the entrepreneurs from several sectors of the food industry. Register today!

A new food revolution!

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 09, 2016

Previous food revolutions have changed the course of human history. How will today's food revolution reshape our culture, supply chains, business practices and the food shopping and dining experience? Now more than ever, it's time to reThink Food. This third-annual leadership conference promises to be our hardest-hitting, most interactive conference yet. So, come to The Culinary Institute of America in the Napa Valley, Nov. 4-6, for empowering insights and inspiration. Join like-minded culinary, business, innovation, technology and marketing leaders and be a part of today's rapidly evolving food landscape. Register today!

Up to 60% off on all CIA books and DVDs!

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 08, 2016

Shop and save up to 60% on all books and DVDs from The Culinary Institute of America! From basic and advanced culinary skills, to breads and confections, to service and management, the CIA's DVDs and books are designed with you in mind.

Get the credential that gives you the edge

ProChef SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016

Many professionals find that they need something more when faced with the task of leading a food and beverage operation. When you add an Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate from the CIA to your existing bachelor’s degree, you'll set yourself apart from the competition and open many career opportunities. Get your free copy of the CIA’s guide to Making a Difference in the Food World and be inspired to explore the world of food. Inquire today!

Early-bird rate ends soon. Start reThinking Food!

ProChef SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016

Register today for the third annual reThink Food conference this Nov. 4-6 at The Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. Co-hosted by the CIA and MIT Media Lab, this three-day event will be packed with innovation, interaction, and inspiration. Visit the website for the complete list of presenters and program schedule. Register now to secure your spot before the rate goes up on Aug. 1. You'll be joining today's brightest innovators in technology, behavior, and design to see -- and experience -- the future of food.

Set yourself apart in the industry

ProChef SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2016

In order to expand your opportunities in the rapidly-changing food service industry, you need valuable work experience, skills and the right degree credential. The CIA is the one college with the program and reputation to optimize your education investment. The Associate Degree Program for Advanced Career Experience (ACE) students will give you the opportunity to get an outstanding education and degree in just 15 months! Make your mark in the food world. Inquire today!

Don't miss the FOODBIZ+ series with food industry experts!

ProChef SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2016

Join us for the August edition of FOODBIZ+ Mission Driven Branding with Sangita Forth, CMO of Pique Tea; Sophie Egan, author of Devoured; and FBS Dean Will Rosenzweig, as they sit down to discuss how brands are "authentically" driven by mission, and the role of "food identity" in raising consumer consciousness on Aug. 3 at 5 pm PST. Register for this free, online event here! Learn more about Mission-Driven: Developing A Values-Based Food Brand with Sangita online this fall.

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