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...]

Roshara Sanders ’14

Roshara Sanders ‘14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Culinary Science Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Bridgeport, CT How did you become interested in food? I was first exposed to culinary arts when I went to a Vocational Technical high school. My mother has also been in the food service industry for 25 years, working for Compass Group. All that food service exposure got me extremely interested … [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...]

Kyle Felker ’14

Kyle Felker ’14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major:Culinary Arts Management Campus:Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Bay City, MI Coming Up Aces When Kyle Felker’s mentor talked, he listened. So when Chef Andy Bacigalupo of the Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center in Michigan encouraged him to apply to the CIA, that’s just what he did. A visit to the college during the summer sealed the deal. “After … [Read more...]

Aaron Gonnelly ’14

Aaron Gonnelly ‘14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Culinary Arts Management Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Fort Plain, NY How did you become interested in food? I was inspired by my grandfather Andrew F. Burke. I remember spending time with him in the kitchen when I was a child helping with family and holiday dinners. As a result, I decided to take a VoTech program in high school, where I … [Read more...]

Shannon Buckley ’14

Shannon Buckley '14

Degree: Bachelor of Professional Studies Major: Culinary Arts Management Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI How did you become interested in food? I became interested in culinary arts while growing up cooking with my grandfather, who is a retired chef and CIA alumni. I always helped him at home in the kitchen. He referred to me as his little sous chef. Who most influenced … [Read more...]

John Carlo DeVera ’16

John Carlo DeVera ‘16

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Culinary Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Baguio City, Philippines How did you become interested in food? I became interested in the culinary arts at a very young age. When my dad was still around he would always be the one cooking at home and I would always be around to help. When my dad passed away, the only thing that would make me … [Read more...]