TIL the Culinary Institute of America was founded by two women, Frances L. Roth and Katherine Angell, in 1946. They created the school to compensate for the shortage of European chefs coming to the US due to WWII. Their goal was to train a new generation of American chefs to fill these roles.

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  1. It was opened in a former religious seminary. I played in the rock band for their dress up Halloween party in ’79 in the former chapel. The side walls were lined with tables filed with THE best food I’ve ever had while we played to them on the former marble alter while they danced tripping balls. One of the best gigs I ever played in long career. I’ll never forget it.

  2. I don’t know how many people are familiar with the Culinary Institute of America, but for those who are familiar with Anthony Bourdain, Grant Achatz or Steve Ells (founder of Chipotle), this is the school they attended.

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