Blake Swihart ’78, Managing Partner, Foodservice Solutions

Blake Swihart ’78, Managing Partner, Foodservice Solutions

“I love what I do. I’m very lucky.” Blake Swihart is clearly passionate about what he does—food marketing. It’s a career path he essentially created for himself back in the days before there were master’s degrees in the field and organizations like the Research Chefs Association. His company, Foodservice Solutions, provides strategic and creative services like menu R&D, new media … [Read more...]

CIA Survey: Foodservice Companies Creating More Jobs in 2012

A career fair at The Culinary Institute of America's Hyde Park campus in 2007. The February 2012 fair will be one of the largest ever at the college, with more than 250 job recruiters.

Largest CIA Career Fair in Four Years Shows Optimism that Food World is Leading Economic Recovery More than 250 job recruiters and human resources professionals from all facets of the foodservice and hospitality industry will be at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY on February 7, looking to hire recent and soon-to-be CIA graduates. In a sign that the food industry is … [Read more...]

Tim Prosinski ’94, Foodservice Director at Berlin Public Schools

Tim Prosinski ’94, Foodservice Director at Berlin Public Schools

It’s the philosophy of Tim Prosinski ’94, foodservice director at the Berlin Public Schools in Connecticut, that if schools are committed to teaching kids the right way to apply math and science, they should teach them the right way to eat. In his estimation, it’s just as important. After years in the hotel and restaurant business, Tim made the change to school food ostensibly because he had … [Read more...]