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 and wine and beverage studies. A network of more than 44,000 alumni has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world’s premier culinary college. The CIA, which also offers courses for industry professionals and food enthusiasts, has campuses in Hyde Park, New York; St. Helena, California; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore.
BEN FINK is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in Saveur, Bon Appetit,and Food & Wine magazines, as well as in several books, including the James Beard Award–winning Artisan Baking Across America. He is a member of Who's Who in American Photography and resides in New York City.