Bhattacharya will build on the solid foundation created by Drescher for the college’s thought leadership programs, including Change menus®, a long-standing joint initiative with the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and the worlds of flavors® International conference and festival – driving innovation and leadership around health, sustainability and cultural discovery and inclusion for foodservice operators and allied professionals in the restaurant and service industry food.

“I am delighted to announce the appointment of Rupa Bhattacharya to our industry leadership team,” said CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. “His vast experience, from the kitchen to the world of media, paves the way for continued innovation and excellence in our programming.”

Before joining the CIA, Bhattacharya served as global editor of VICE media’s MUNCHIES, and also as Acting Editorial Director of Culture at VICE. She previously worked as an editor at lucky peach, was Food and Beverage Editor for Food Network and Associate Cookbook Editor at HarperCollins Publishers. Bhattacharya graduated from Yale University and the French Culinary Institute/International Culinary Center. She is an active mentor for young writers, a competitive weightlifter and an avid cook.

“I look forward to continuing the important work of the CIA’s Strategic Initiatives Group and building the future of college industry leadership,” Bhattacharya said.

About Culinary Institute of America
Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s leading culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in food, beverage, and hospitality, the private, nonprofit college offers bachelor’s and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking arts, and pastry, food business management, hotel management, culinary and applied sciences. dietary studies. The CIA School of Graduate and Professional Studies offers master’s degrees in sustainable food systems, food business, and wine and beverage management, as well as executive education and certificate programs. Its lectures, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the food industry’s think tank, and its global network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of ​​the food world. The CIA has offices in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information, visit

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