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

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
 
Denise Mazzei ’96, CIA Maître d’Instructor at American Bounty Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Denise Mazzei ’96

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
Daniel A. Keehner ’97, CIA Pastry Chef-Instructor at American Bounty Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Daniel A. Keehner ’97

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
 
Rory Brown ’06, CIA Maître d’Instructor at The Bocuse Restaurant in Hyde Park, NY.
Rory Brown ’06

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
Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici

 

Odette Fada, CIA Chef-Instructor at Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici in Hyde Park, NY.
Odette Fada

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

Maître d’Instructor—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

 

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

Director—Food and Beverage
Ashley Goodloe ’20, Chef de Partie at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
Ashley Goodloe ’20

Chef de Partie
Gatehouse Restaurant

 

Gabriel Martin Boyer ’06, CIA Chef-Instructor at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.
Gabriel Martin Boyer ’06

Maître d’Instructor—Dinner
Steve Mercer, CIA Maître d’Instructor at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.
Steve Mercer

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