CIA San Antonio Grand Opening Events

 


Culinary Institute of America Grand Opening at The Pearl in San Antonio, Texas

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Rick Bayless

 


Rick Bayless CIA Graduate and Celebrity Chef with great Mexican culinary credentials speaks to crowd at grand opening of El Sueno CIA in San Antonio Texas


Rick Bayless CIA Graduate and Celebrity Chef with great Mexican culinary credentials speaks to crowd at grand opening of El Sueno CIA in San Antonio Texas

Rick Bayless CIA Graduate and Celebrity Chef with great Mexican culinary credentials speaks to crowd at grand opening of El Sueno CIA in San Antonio Texas

 

 

Celebrity Chef CIA Graduate

 


High School Health & Wellness Awards

 

 


High School Health & Wellness Awards at the Grand Opening of El Sueno  CIA in San Antonio, Texas


High School Health & Wellness Awards at the Grand Opening of El Sueno  CIA in San Antonio, Texas

 

 

Emceed by Eddie Ledesma & April Goess

 

 

 

Eddie - a member of the CIA's Alumni Council, and a Manager with Cameron Mitchell's "Ocean Prime" Steakhouse in Dallas, TX.

 

A 2003 graduate of the CIA in Hyde Park, NY, April brings both culinary and administrative experience to the CIA, San Antonio. She previously served as assistant director of admissions at the CIA main campus in Hyde Park, as a culinary demonstrator for the college, and as the general manager of Crew Restaurant and Bar in Poughkeepsie, NY. April has also worked as an executive chef at California's historic Eureka Inn and spent six years as sous chef at the Benbow Inn, a highly rated hotel and restaurant in northern California. In addition to her full-time job in San Antonio, she serves as a competition evaluator for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), SkillsUSA, and ProStart state and national competitions.


 

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