May 13th, 2011

CIA Sweeps SkillsUSA Competition for 6th Straight Year

Tommy D'Ambrosio '11

Tommy D’Ambrosio ’11

For the sixth time in as many years, CIA students recently placed first and second in the New York State Post-secondary SkillsUSA Culinary Arts competition held at Alfred State College in Wellsville, NY.

Tommy D’Ambrosio, a sophomore from Phoenix, AZ captured the gold medal and freshman Mihae Lee of Seoul, South Korea earned the silver medal.

In addition, Cameron Talotta, a freshman CIA baking and pastry major from St. Johnsbury, VT, took home a bronze medal.

Tommy now goes on to represent New York State at the SkillsUSA National Post-Secondary Culinary Arts competition in June in Kansas City, MO.