CIA Intrapreneurship: Bringing a Restaurant Concept to Life
CIA student Kyle Wagner, a Food Business Management major, shares his amazing journey through the Intrapreneurship concentration, from concept and pitch to opening and operation. The class was asked to:
- Split into smaller teams, each developing its own concept to pitch.
- Pitch the concepts to CIA faculty and visiting food professionals, with students, faculty, and staff in the audience.
- Move forward as one, merging ideas and skills to begin developing the concept chosen by the panel.
- Manage the many details that go into bringing a brand-new restaurant concept to life.
- Launch and run the restaurant on campus for a semester, presenting their foodservice concept to the entire CIA community.
Watch as the class comes together after the pitch:
And enjoy the entire Intrapreneurship journey through Kyle’s eyes as he navigates the challenges and rewards of this extraordinary experience. Click to see all the videos from this playlist
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.