OUR SCHOLARS

Our first scholar, Dominique Campbell, (pictured left) graduated in 2006, worked at Walt Disney World, returned to the CIA for her BA degree (’09) and works as a pastry chef at Citifield. Our next scholar, Melissa Montalbano (right), graduated in ’08, worked at Olana in New York City and, in addition to spending time with her young sons, has a private cake baking business.

Santo Saitta graduated in April ’10, worked at Pasticceria Bruno and at Daniel Boulud's Boulud Sud. He competed in the Junior Pastry World Cup in Rimini, Italy, finishing fifth in the world! He currently runs Patrizia Restaurant in Red Bank, New Jersey.

Also pictured is a cake he made for the 9th Annual FUN!draiser!

Jessie Kuznitz graduated in January 2014, continued at the CIA to complete her B.A., graduated Summa cum Laude and is now working at Maison Kayser as a pastry chef.

Sara Montesdeoca graduated from the CIA and is working at Colson Patisserie, the renowned Belgian bakery in Brooklyn.

Nicole Carlini is back at the CIA after her externship and will graduate in December.

And introducing our NEWEST Scholar, Jahqyad Austin, who is about to graduate from the High School for Food and Finance, and will begin his studies at CIA in the fall.

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