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Fall 2011

Rebecca Roth (Culinary '05) checks in from Boston where her second restaurant, The Gallows, has been receiving rave reviews.

James Sato (Culinary '03), along with partners, opened Chuko, a locally sourced ramen shop in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Eric Perlmutter (Culinary/Management '04) opened E&E Grill House in midtown's boutique hotel The Pearl.

Melissa Camacho (Pastry '07), pastry chef of Ilili restaurant, competed in the second season of Bravo's Top Chef Just Desserts.

David Bonom (Culinary '93) released the Washington State Potato Commission's book of healthy potato recipes. In addition to developing all of that publication's recipes, David is a regular contributor to Cooking Light, and his work appears frequently in many other magazines, including Better Homes & Gardens, Health, Weight Watchers and Prevention.

Justin Philips' (Management '07) Beer Table has opened a second location in Grand Central Terminal.

Hell's Kitchen Season 9 featured two ICE alumni as contestants: Elizabeth Bianchi and Krupa Patel, both Culinary '08 grads.

Jennifer Sant'anna Hill (Culinary '05) and husband Anderson Sant'anna De Lima, co-chefs of 508 Gastrobrewery in SoHo, were featured in the New York Times for their new in-house beer brewing program.

Miguel Trinidad (Culinary '07), along with his partners, launched their Filipino restaurant Maharlikain the East Village. They also have a kiosk in the new DeKalb Market in Brooklyn.

Kevin Kowalski (Management '08/Culinary'09) was promoted to BOH supervisor in the prepared foods department at Whole Foods – Tribeca.

Ronald Linares (Culinary '04), executive chef of Martino's Cuban Restaurant in Raritan, NJ, was a featured chef in Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, presented by Food Network.

Kary Goolsby (Management '01/Culinary '02) is chef of the new raw bar and craft beer restaurant, Upstate, in the East Village.

AnnMarie and Joe Glaser, (Pastry '06 and '07, respectively) proprietors of La Bella Torte Dessert Truck, were finalists in the 2011 Vendy Awards for Best Dessert.

Madelaine Martin (Culinary '07) joined Whole Foods Market's new Cooking program as senior editor of its website.

Sonali Ruder (Culinary '10) had 10 recipes published in the October issue of Everyday with Rachael Ray, in both the "Weeknight Meal Planner" insert, as well as the "Easy-to-Freeze $10 Dinners" story.

Daniel Treiman (Culinary/Management '10) opened a Vietnamese pop-up restaurant in downtown Miami, called Phuc Yea.

Jenny Bierman (Culinary/Management '10), Food Network extern-turned- freelancer, announced she's been hired on full-time at the company as a culinary producer.

Angela Chauca (Pastry '07), proprietor of Making That Cake, participated in the Food Network New York City Food and Wine Festival's SWEET event this past fall.

Thomas Mosera (Culinary/Management '05) has opened a new restaurant in the Gramercy Park area called Tommy Lasagna, which will specialize in fresh pasta.

Jackie Rothong (Culinary '11) appeared on the new Food Network series Sweet Genius this past September.

Shin Kim's (Culinary '09) Korean food blog was mentioned in the 'What We're Reading' section of the New York Times Diner's Journal.

Summer 2011

Elissa Strauss (Pastry '01) and Michelle Bommarito (Culinary '02) have been named among Dessert Professional's Top Ten Cake Artists for 2011.

Joncarl Lachman's (Culinary '02) new restaurant, Vincent, was named as one of 10 notable new openings in Chicago by Zagat.

Lucy Ayerbe Martin (Pastry '95), formerly executive pastry chef of the Marriott Orlando World Center, is now a chef-instructor at the Notter School of Pastry Arts in Orlando, FL.

Caryn Stabinsky (Culinary '02 and Alumni Hall of Achievement Inductee) recently opened Loaf Café & Bakery, in Armonk, NY.

Chef-Owner James Holmes (Culinary '01) of Olivia, won an Eater Award for Restaurant of the Year, Austin He also was nominated for Food & Wine's "People's Choice Best New Chef—Southwest."

Dean Caselnova (Culinary '07) opened Caselnova, a trattoria in the Columbia Street Waterfront District of Brooklyn.

Teepoo Riaz (Culinary '10) has moved from research & development at Fresh Direct to assistant general counsel, combining his culinary experience with his previous background in the legal field.

Lori Powell (Culinary '90) has been named food director of Prevention.

Erica Policow (Culinary '09) is now food editor of Parents.

Pnina Peled (Culinary '00), executive chef of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, was profiled in the New York Times for her inspiring personalized meals for patients.

Todd Allen (Culinary '02) is the new executive sous chef at the Metuchen Golf and Country Club in New Jersey.

Two ICE alumni were named among the 2011 James Beard Award Semi-Finalists: Missy Robbins (Culinary '95) of A Voce, for Best Chef: New York City and Rachel Yang (Culinary '01) of Joule, Seattle, WA, for Best Chef: Northwest.

Kenneth Chiang (Management '10) has opened Mizumi, a casual, modern, Asian seafood and sushi restaurant in Douglaston, NY.

Youngsun Lee (Culinary '05), former chef/owner of Persimmon in the East Village, along with partner Phillip Lee, has opened Kimchi Taco, a food truck serving Korean-eclectic cuisine.

Paul Salkind (Culinary '01) is now human resources director for the Fig & Olive group of restaurants.

Debra Solondz (Culinary '99) is executive chef for Universal Music Group.

Jennifer Bunce (Pastry '08), chef/owner of The Hudson Cakery, was mentioned in a Sunday New York Times article about New Jersey cake designers.

Jamie Tiampo (Management '06) has been nominated for a 2011 IACP Cookbook Award in the Children, Youth and Family category for his photography in Sara Moulton's Everyday Family Dinners.

Alex Pope (Culinary/Management '06), executive chef of R Bar in Kansas City, MO, was nominated for Food & Wine's "People's Choice Best New Chef—Midwest."

Jim Gop (Culinary '09) has been named in-house chef at Guido's Fresh Marketplace in Great Barrington, MA, where he teaches cooking classes and creates seasonally inspired cooking demos.

Angelo Schifilliti (Culinary '06) checks in from fellow ICE alum Marc Murphy's (Culinary '90) Landmarc Tribeca restaurant, where he is now executive sous chef.

Michael P. Dulle (Culinary/Management '08) has left Union Square Café to take the position of general manager of The JakeWalk on Brooklyn's Smith Street, aka "Restaurant Row."

Brian Jones (Culinary '09) is sous-chef at M. Wells in Long Island City, which was profiled in a New York Times article on "10 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride."

Stephen Conklin (Culinary '07) is now a line cook at Jonathan Benno's Lincoln Ristorante.

Joyan Stroh (Culinary '10) is a garde-manger at the new farm-to-table Restaurant North in Westchester.

Kelly Senyei (Culinary '10), content producer for Gourmet Live, appeared on WPIX in a segment about how to decipher what's in a boxed chocolate sampler.

Andre Robinson (Culinary '11) has accepted a position as a line cook at The Plaza Hotel.

Quinn Levine (Culinary '08) is now working as a manager at the recently opened seasonal/Italian restaurant, Fatta Cuckoo in the East Village.

Donna Chernow (Pastry '10) was profiled in Page Six Magazine for her dessert menu design at The Meatball Shop on the Lower East Side.

Winter 2011

Season One of Top Chef: Just Desserts featured ICE grad cheftestants Zac Young (Pastry '06), Malika Ameen (Culinary '97) and Seth Caro (Pastry '04). Gail Simmons (Culinary '99), judge of Bravo's Top Chef, was the new show's host.

Maxime Bilet (Culinary '05) has co-authored, along with Chris Young, Nathan Myhrvold's upcoming encyclopedia of modern cooking, Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking.

Paul Yeaple (Culinary '07), chef/owner of Poppy's Burgers & Fries in Beacon, NY, won his match-up on Food Network's Chopped.

Renee Forsberg (Culinary '02), culinary director for all of Bobby Flay's restaurants, is appearing in another season of Iron Chef America as one of Flay's sous-chefs.

Denisse Oller (Culinary '05/Management '07) is now the chef/nutrition expert for AARP/VIVA in both English and Spanish.

Jen Cook (Culinary '09) and Jenny Kmiotek (Culinary '09) are the owners of Cooking With Fire Inc., a mobile brick oven catering business in Westchester County.

Deborah Pirraglia (Pastry '04) recently opened a third 'sNice location, serving vegetarian/vegan sandwiches and baked goods, in Soho. Other outlets can be found in the West Village and Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Jennifer Shelbo (Pastry '07/Management '07) has recently been promoted to pastry chef of Union Square Hospitality Group's Maialino. Jennifer started her pastry career at USHG's Gramercy Tavern, where she was hired from her externship.

Michael Morelli (Culinary '93), currently a chef-instructor at Lincoln College of New England, has published A Concise Guide to Culinary Management, a quick reference guide covering over 40 topics and geared towards the culinary students and entrepreneurs new to the hospitality industry.

Melissa Pellegrino (Culinary/Management '03) and Matt Scialabba (Culinary/Management '03) have gotten a sequel cookbook deal to their first book, The Italian Farmer's Table. The couple is currently traveling and researching in central and southern Italy. Look for the book in Spring of 2012.

Sara Pepitone (Culinary '96) has opened Beach Street Sandwiches, with Gregory McCarty, former Chef de Cuisine at Bouley. The gourmet sandwiches truck operates along the Connecticut shoreline and is based in Madison, CT.

Megan Morano (Culinary '07) checks in from Hanover, NH, the location of her new authentic gelato shop, Morano Gelato, where she crafts 8 to 12 small-batch flavors daily.

Holly Bagwell (Culinary '02) has opened City Girl, a bakery and market in Danville, PA.

Paras Shah (Culinary '07) has returned from Spain, where he was representing the US in the ICEX International Professionals Spanish Haute Cuisine Training Program. As a culmination of the ICEX Scholars' time in Spain, a juried cooking competition was held among the 12 participants and Paras, who staged at El Bulli and Portal de Echaurren, finished strong in second place.

Andrew Dizon (Culinary/Management '09), general manager of Mojito Grill in Bayonne, NJ, and his father battled against another team on 24 Hours Restaurant Battle on Food Network…and they were victorious! The duo's story also appeared in

James Simpkins (Culinary '03) was the inaugural culinary artist-in-residency at the Quimby Colony in Portland, ME.

Anthony Ferrando (Culinary '94) was featured in the New York Times for his work at The Dish in Red Bank, NJ, where he has been the executive chef/co-owner for six years.

Colleen Joyce Pontes (Pastry '02) reports in from Fort Collins, CO, where she recently started a health and wellness practice, reJoyce Health, LLC. Colleen also made the FINAL 8 on Cooking Light's Healthy Cook of the Year Contest.

Flannery Klette-Kolton (Culinary '08/Management '08) was included in an episode of My Life in Food on the Cooking Channel. The show included her personal chef company, bigLITTLE Get Together , and their unique supper club dinners.

Francine Bove (Pastry '95) has been promoted from chef-instructor to program manager at the Lincoln Culinary Institute-Hartford Campus. She has also attained the CEPC (Certified Executive Pastry Chef) Certification through the American Culinary Federation.

Tammori Petty (Culinary '06) was selected for the Food Styling Internship offered through Women Chefs and Restaurateurs; she was also hired as a chef-instructor with the Shoprite Culinary Program.

Kristen Veloria (Pastry '09) of Cakeb0t and Shena Dominitz (Pastry '10) assisted Chef Kate Sullivan; and Minnie Bellomo (Pastry '10) and April Deminsky (Pastry '10) were seen assisting the chefs of City Cakes on TLC's Fabulous Cakes…all while they were on externship.

Laura Nuter (Culinary/Management '05) was mentioned in the New York Times as partner in The Filling Station, a new emporium of olive oils, vinegars and more located in the Chelsea Market.

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