February 8, 2016

Top Alumni Stories – January 2016

Roy Choi is off to a great start in 2016, he celebrated the grand opening of LocoL, a healthy fast-food alternative, in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. He is also planning on opening his first non-mobile Kogi BBQ in Palms, California.

Roy Choi

Four CIA alumni, including CIA President Tim Ryan ’77, Anthony Bourdain ’78, Roy Choi ’98 and Steven Ells ’90 made the Nation’s Restaurants News Power List for 2016.


CIA California grad Jason Raffin ’14, executive chef and part owner of Scotland Yard in San Francisco, has made Zagat’s 30-under-30 list.

Jason Raffin

Three CIA grads made Forbes magazine’s 30-under-30 list for 2016. Congratulations to Brian Baxter ’07, Karys Logue ’09, And Deuki Hong ’09.


The Careers in Food Media and Communications panel was hosted here on campus.

careers in food media

The participants were: