J. Hunter Evans ’14

J. Hunter Evans ’14

Degree: ACE Major: Culinary Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Jackson, Mississippi How did you become interested in food? I worked in restaurants through college and loved it. I wanted to know as much as I could about food and cooking so I began to look at the CIA. Because of my previous kitchen experience, a chef encouraged me to apply for the ACE program. Who most influenced … [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...]

Christine Gibson ’14

Christine Gibson '14

Degree: Bachelor of Culinary Arts Management Major: Culinary Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Syracuse, NY Making a Good Impression There are the tattoos. There’s the serious look, the determined walk as she moves on to the next class or practice or student event. At first glance, CIA student and volleyball player Christine Gibson says people perceive her as unapproachable, even … [Read more...]

Jehan Luth ’14

Jehan Luth ’14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Culinary Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Nashik, India How did you become interested in food? Food is all I think about and all I ever thought about when I was young. A few years back I had different goals in life but food has always been my passion. I never thought I would be lucky enough to make food my profession and now that I have, … [Read more...]

Yiqi Wang ’15

Yiqi Wang ’15

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Culinary Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Jinan City, China How did you become interested in food? When I was young, I spent a lot of time with my mother in the kitchen. From that time, I fell in love with cooking and it was something I always wanted to pursue. To this day, I still look for ways to become a better a cook. 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...]

Carlos Arciniega ’14

Carlos Arciniega ’14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Culinary Arts Management Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico How did you become interested in food? I was about to pursue political science in México, however, it was not a craft I could create with my hands and express with interpretation. Food and wine become the ying and yang of our industry colliding to become a … [Read more...]

Hogan Popkess ’14

Hogan Popkess '14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Culinary Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Topeka, KS How did you become interested in food? From a young age, I have loved being in the kitchen with family. After my mother passed away, when I was just six years old, I was left with a kitchen full of tools and books heaped with recipes. My love for culinary arts developed over the years … [Read more...]

Kristin McGinn ’14

Kristin McGinn ’14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Culinary Science Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Hackettstown, NJ Lovin’ Every Minute of It “I can’t believe I got so lucky!” That’s what CIA student Kristin McGinn says about her experiences at the college, and her story is a perfect example of how hard work, enthusiasm, and a little bit of serendipity can lead to great … [Read more...]