Austin Markland ’16

Austin Markland, CIA student, Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Bear, DE How did you become interested in your major? I went to St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown, DE and attended the culinary arts program they provided. Prior to being accepted into the school I had my mind set on becoming a pediatric cardiologist. Instead of getting … [Read more...]

Ginger Elizabeth Hahn ’03, Chocolatier and Owner, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates

Ginger Elizabeth Hahn '03, CIA alumni, Chocolatier and Owner of Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates, Sacramento, CA

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY From an early age, Ginger Elizabeth Hahn was curious about cooking. Her interest was piqued by Julia Child’s cooking shows and the Great Chefs series. But it was a culinary summer camp at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone that really struck a cord. “I was 16 and it was a week-long … [Read more...]

Dylan Low ’14

Dylan Low, ’14

Degree: Associate in Occupational Studies Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Campus: St. Helena, CA Hometown: Weston, MO How did you become interested in your major? At a very young age I became interested in baking. Helping my mother and grandmother bake and cook during holidays was always a special treat. Watching them create wonderful meals from what seemed like nothing was always amazing … [Read more...]

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...]

Andrew Belen ’15

Andrew Belen ‘15

Degree: BPS Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Management Hometown: Chicago, IL How did you become interested in food? Baking is the fuel for my passion. I love that you can create artwork from chocolate simply by tempering it. The incredible strength and flexibility helps create jaw dropping show pieces. Then there’s cake, where you can express your creativity endlessly on your white canvas. … [Read more...]

Michael McCarey ’15, Baking and Pastry Arts

Michael McCarey '15

Degree: BPS Major: Baking and Pastry Arts Management Hometown: Middletown, NY How did you become interested in food? My interest in the culinary field was rooted in my desire to have a car. At the age of 14, my parents told me if I wanted my own car, I would have to pay for it. So, I got a job as a dishwasher the summer of my freshman year of high school. Soon after, I worked my way up … [Read more...]