The C.I.A. Wants YOU!

Looking for work? The National Restaurant Association estimates a record $566 billion in food and beverage sales for 2009 (more than $1.5 billion per day). The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, will be holding an Admissions reception at Ocean Prime (Aventura Mall) on Sunday, November 8 at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for aspiring culinarians to meet CIA agents -- er, representatives, and to learn about the college's bachelor's and associate degree programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. The evening will be hosted by CIA alumnus Cameron Mitchell ('86). Mitchell is the president, owner, and managing partner of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, with 17 venues in six states, including Aventura's Ocean Prime. Attendees who apply to the CIA at the event will have their college application fee waived.

To learn more about the reception or to find out about available entry dates, please contact The Culinary Institute of America at 1-800-CULINARY (285-4627) or online.

Bonus CIA Quiz:
Only two people currently working in the South Florida food industry graduated The Culinary Institute of America with the highest honor accorded: The Francis B. Roth Award for Outstanding Performance. Can you name them?

First person with correct answer wins an advanced reading copy of Save the Deli, by David Sax, which was just published last week. David Sax, incidentally, will be at Books & Books in Coral Gables this Sunday, at 6 p.m.

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