Carol Murphy Clyne and Vincent Clyne launched PAIRINGS palate + plate in Cranford, N.J. in 2010. Their restaurant concept is based on constantly evolving seasonal recipes featured in the globally inspired, contemporary American dinner menu; the on-site buffet menu; and their cooking classes. The couple also owned a personal catering company for 20 years. Carol holds ProChef Level II Certification from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, and Vincent, a Certified Wine Professional credential from the CIA in Napa Valley. Vincent was also awarded the Signorello Vineyards Food Writing Scholarship to the Symposium for Professional Food Writers at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. Carol is currently a visiting instructor for the food enthusiasts programs at the CIA.
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 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, N.Y.; St. Helena, Calif.; San Antonio, Texas; and Singapore.