Chief of Staff Richard Coraine ’80, Be Curious

Richard Coraine, Chief Development Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group and culinary arts alumni of The Culinary Institute of America

CIA Alumni Bio

What is your favorite dish to create?
Anything grilled over wood.

Describe a day in your life at your job/business.
Working side-by-side with the most talented people in the industry.

Tell us about a few highlights of your career.
Being part of the creation and growth of Union Square Hospitality Group with Danny Meyer and the opening of Eleven Madison Park, Blue Smoke, Shake Shack, Maialino, Untitled, and North End Grill.

Do you have any advice for future or current CIA students?
Be patient. Be flexible. Be curious.

What’s your best memory at the CIA?
The friends and people who helped me be the best I could be there.

Richard Coraine majored in culinary arts at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. He is the chief of staff at Union Square Hospitality Group in New York City.