ABIGAIL KIRSCH, co-owner of Abigail Kirsch, Catering Relationships, credits her grandmother for her cooking and baking skills, and her mother for leaving her at home alone to get dinner ready. After attending The Culinary Institute of America as well as Le Cordon Bleu in France, she opened a cooking school in the basement of her home to advance her dreams of becoming a chef. Today, Abigail Kirsch, Catering Relationships is recognized for its excellence, which comes from the company's obsessive commitment to perfection, no matter the size of the event and no matter the occasion.
Founded in 1946, THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts, Latin cuisines, and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 45,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world's premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for professionals and food enthusiasts, as well as consulting services for the foodservice and hospitality industry, has campuses in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore.