Event Details

Event Description

From its founding in 1946 on the campus of Yale University to its current global reach from the United States and Europe to Asia, The Culinary Institute of America has been at the center of innovation within the food and food service industry for nearly 75 years. In this special presentation, Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America, will trace the arc of the college's remarkable history, and describe his vision for continuing to elevate the role of the chef to contribute leadership around some of the world's most critical issues and opportunities of our day, from health and environmental sustainability to international cultural exchange and business vitality.


The language of the event will be English.

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RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Talk and Q&A


  • Tim Ryan (President, The Culinary Institute of America)

    Tim Ryan

    President, The Culinary Institute of America

    With the unique background of being a Certified Master Chef and Culinary Olympic champion with an Ivy League doctoral degree, Dr. Tim Ryan has served as President of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) since 2001.

    In more than three decades at the college, Dr. Ryan has been instrumental in generating the sustained excellence, innovation, and growth that have shaped today’s CIA. His thought leadership has guided The Culinary Institute of America to a position of prominence on such important matters as health and wellness, world flavors and cultural exchange, food ethics, and sustainability.

    Tim Ryan is well-known throughout the hospitality world. He holds the distinction of being the youngest national President of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), elected at age 36, and the youngest chef to receive Master Chef Certification from the ACF, at age 26. Named “One of the 50 Most Powerful People in Food” by Nation’s Restaurant News, Dr. Ryan has received awards from virtually every food industry organization.

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  • Yi Jian (Yale World Fellow '09 at President, The Good Food Fund)

    Yi Jian

    Yale World Fellow '09 at President, The Good Food Fund

    Jian Yi is a filmmaker and the founder of the CBCGDF Good Food Fund. He is a Yale World Fellow (2009). Jian’s films have won international awards and been shown around the globe, including at the Montreal Film Festival, New York’s MoMA and Yale. He and the Good Food Fund are contributing changes in China’s food system. Jian graduated from former Beijing Broadcasting Institute and the University of Notre Dame.

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Yale Alumni Ticket
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Standard Price RMB 80

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