The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone has opened Bakery Café by illy to the public. The bakery café also is an integral part of the school's baking and pastry degree program.
Bakery Café by illy, open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., offers morning pastries and a lunch menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and a variety of beverages. While working in the bakery café, students will learn about coffee, from the history and cultivation, to current economics and preparation techniques.
In addition, illy and the CIA will develop educational programs for professionals and consumers based on the education illy provides to its coffee-growing partners and to hotels, restaurants and cafés. Future coffee education classes tailored to the consummate professional include a two-day "Coffee Expert" course and a series of barista certification courses.
"As the world's premier not-for-profit culinary college, we are grateful for the support of leading companies like illy who embrace our mission to provide the best culinary education to CIA students," Dr. Tim Ryan, president of the CIA, in a press release. "The new Bakery Café by illy enables our students to apply their professional skills in a fully operational setting while they continue to learn about subjects like service, management, and—of course—coffee. Everyone is welcome to come see our students and taste their talents right here at the CIA's Greystone campus."
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