June 25th, 2018

Remembering Anthony Bourdain


Image of Anthony Bourdain

On this, the day he was born, we remember one of our own—CIA alumnus Anthony Bourdain.

He was one of a kind: a world-famous author, TV personality, and chef who opened the world of food to millions through his brilliant storytelling. In addition to his global travels, Chef Bourdain often came to campus to speak with students about food and world cultures, his career, and the importance of authenticity in being a chef. This past December, he returned to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address to graduates—and the CIA awarded him the honorary degree Doctor of Humane Letters in Culinary Arts.

Today we pay tribute to the man who was truly an inspiration to our students, and to everyone in The Culinary Institute of America family…