The CIA Restaurant Group is a family of unique restaurants that provide an array of culinary experiences, from modern French to farm-to-table and from authentic Italian to new global flavors. They are united by their common passion for culinary excellence and their relationship to the world-renowned Culinary Institute of America.
 

Our Team

 
Waldy Malouf ’75, CIA Senior Director—Food and Beverage Operations
Waldy Malouf ’75
Senior Director—Food and Beverage Operations

New York

American Bounty Restaurant

 

Dwayne LiPuma ’86, CIA Chef-Instructor at American Bounty Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Dwayne LiPuma ’86

Chef-Instructor—Lunch
 
Bruce Lavender ’82, CIA Maître d’Instructor at American Bounty Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Bruce Lavender ’82

Maître d’Instructor—Lunch
Sean Kahlenberg ’04, CIA Chef-Instructor at American Bounty Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Sean Kahlenberg ’04

Chef-Instructor—Dinner
 
Carleen von Eikh, CIA Maître d’Instructor at American Bounty Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Carleen von Eikh

Maître d’Instructor—Dinner
Michael Zebrowski, CIA Pastry Chef-Instructor at American Bounty Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Michael Zebrowski

Pastry Chef-Instructor—Lunch and Dinner
The Bocuse Restaurant

 

Jason Potanovich ’96, CIA Chef-Instructor at The Bocuse Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Jason Potanovich ’96

Chef-Instructor—Lunch
 
Mauro Sessarego, CIA Maître d’Instructor at The Bocuse Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Mauro Sessarego

Maître d’Instructor—Lunch
Xavier Mayonove, CIA Chef-Instructor at The Bocuse Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Xavier Mayonove

Chef-Instructor—Dinner
 
Brandi Renee Burgess ’13, CIA Maître d’Instructor at The Bocuse Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Brandi Renee Burgess ’13

Maître d’Instructor—Dinner
Stéphane Weber, CIA Pastry Chef-Instructor at The Bocuse Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Stéphane Weber

Pastry Chef-Instructor—Lunch and Dinner

Apple Pie Bakery Café

 

Melissa Walnock ’01, CIA Pastry Chef-Instructor at Apple Pie Bakery Café in Hyde Park, NY.
Melissa Walnock ’01

Pastry Chef-Instructor
Courtnay Dittbrenner, CIA Maître d’Instructor at Apple Pie Bakery Café in Hyde Park, NY.
Courtnay Dittbrenner

Maître d’Instructor

California

The CIA at Copia

 

Sayat Ozyilmaz ’15, CIA executive chef at The Grove at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
Sayat Ozyilmaz ’15

Executive Chef
John Riggio, ’07, CIA director of food and beverage at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
John Riggio, ’07

Director—Food and Beverage
Gatehouse Restaurant

 

Sarah Linkenheil, CIA Chef-Instructor at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA
Sarah Linkenheil

Chef-Instructor—Lunch
 
Michael Wolf, CIA Maître d’Instructor at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.
Michael Wolf

Maître d’Instructor—Lunch
Michael Wille, CIA Maître d’Instructor at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.
Michael Wille

Chef-Instructor—Dinner
 
Keith Rada, CIA Maître d’Instructor at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.
Keith Rada

Maître d’Instructor—Dinner

Texas

Savor

 

Vincent Carvalho, CIA Chef-Instructor at Savor in San Antonio, TX.
Vincent Carvalho

Chef-Instructor
Fabien Jacob, CIA Maître d’Instructor at Savor in San Antonio, TX.
Fabien Jacob

Maître d’ Instructor