Christopher Lunsford ’16

Christopher Lunsford ’16

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Frederick, MD How did you become interested in food? My interest started when I was working as a pastry chef at a local family-owned restaurant back in my hometown. I only worked there for a year, but it gave me a lot of insight into this career and I learned a lot from working there. … [Read more...]

Emily Nelson ’14

Emily Nelson '14, Baking and Pastry Arts

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Miami, FL How did you become interested in food? I became interested in baking when I was in the third grade. My mom, who is an amazing cook, basically couldn't bake. So I was determined to learn how to bake. Incorporating some of my mom’s cooking techniques and my passion for baking, … [Read more...]

Sun Ah Kim ’14

Sun Ah Kim ’14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Seoul, Korea How did you become interested in food? I used to do a lot of baking at home so it was very natural for me to pursue baking and pastry as a major. I love to see people smile when I make them cookies or a cake. It gives me such a sense of pride in my work. Who most … [Read more...]

Shreeya Adka ’15

Shreeya Adka ’15

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Coimbatore, India How did you become interested in food? I was always interested in baking, even as a little girl. Watching something baking in the oven was a magic show for me and it still is. I am also very good at art and baking is a beautiful form of art. I like the fact that I can … [Read more...]

Harshita Jain ’14

Harshita Jain ’14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Mumbai, India How did you become interested in food? My passion for food began at an early age. I worked with my father for a while, but handling a huge firm was not my cup of tea.  For me baked goods and pastries have been always been both my passion and weakness, and still is to this … [Read more...]

Victoria Leach ’14

Victoria Leach ‘14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: American Canyon, CA How did you become interested in food? I've always had a passion for food—eating and creating it as well as reading and writing about it. I truly believe that a good article about food is almost as satisfying as the food itself. Although, there's nothing that can … [Read more...]

Nicole Corona ’14

Nicole Corona ‘14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Mahopac, NY How did you become interested in food? I became interested in my major when I was in middle school. I always loved food but I started to watch the food network and became hooked. It was around the time Duff Goldman started his show and I said this is what I want to … [Read more...]

Nancy Fisher ’14

Nancy Fisher '14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Lynchburg, VA How did you become interested in food? While I was in the military, I had the chance to travel a lot which gave me the opportunity to experience food from other cultures. Who most influenced you? The CIA’s reputation itself was my biggest influence. I researched … [Read more...]

Michael Woodin ’13

Michael Woodin '13

Degree: Associate of Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Dorset, OH How did you become interested in food? I started baking in a military dining facility making very simple cakes and was asked to do specialized cakes for different holidays and most events that higher ranking individuals would attend. It really made me happy to hear the many … [Read more...]

Kimberly Berardi ’14

Kimberly Berardi ‘14

Degree: Associates of Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: St. Helena, CA Hometown: Philadelphia, PA How did you become interested in food? My parents met as students at the CIA, so I have been hearing the name for as long as I can remember—as if it were a magical place! I have been surrounded by great food my entire life and began working at the age of 15, … [Read more...]