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VIDEO: The Pizza Entrepreneur

Deciding where to go to culinary school? Seeking inspiration for your externship placement? Wondering what it really takes to own your own restaurant? In our new Alumni Stories video series, we take you behind the scenes in the industry and answer the questions that can help guide your culinary career. First in our series is ICE graduate Matt Hyland, the chef/owner of Emily pizzeria in Brooklyn.

When it comes to buzzworthy pizza in New York City, few pie-slingers have achieved a cult following as quickly as Culinary Arts alum Matt Hyland. After putting in time at some of the city’s hottest pizza havens (including Roberta’s) Matt opened his first restaurant, Emily, in 2014—and has been racking up accolades ever since. Emily has been featured in publications including Saveur,New York Magazine, Tasting Table, Eater, Food & Wine, and the Village Voice.

What’s more—keeping his eyes on the pies—Matt recently announced he will be opening a second restaurant, Emmy Squared, focused on his version of Detroit-style square slices. If there’s one thing we know about this ICE alum, it’s that he’s sure to keep defying our expectations—and thrilling our taste buds—time and time again.

Ready to follow in Matt’s footsteps? Click here to receive free information about ICE’s Culinary Arts program.  

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