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Fall-Winter 2010

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

Eric Guido (Culinary '07) is writing recipes as well as wine pairing and restaurant review pieces for What's Cookin, an online food magazine, as well as keeping up with his own website and blog.

Jenna Romano (Pastry '10) has been hired as an evening baker for Magnolia Bakery's Rockefeller Center location.

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

Susan Chicola (Pastry '10) had two cakes featured in 1000 ideas For Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes by Sandra Salamony & Gina M. Brown (Quarry Books).

James Holmes (Culinary '01) of Olivia, has won an Eater Award for Restaurant of the Year, Austin.

Amy Gerson (Culinary '03) accepted a position with the new Gansevoort Park Hotel as the Director of Catering.

Kim O'Donnel (Culinary '97) launched her new book, The Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook.

Tiffany MacIsaac (Culinary '02), pastry chef Birch & Barley in Washington, DC, has been named a 2010 DC Area Rising Star Chef by StarChefs.

Annemarie Ahearn (Culinary/Management '05), proprietor of Salt Water Farm, a farm-to-table cooking school on the coast of Maine, was included in the November issue of Food & Wine in the "40 Big Thinkers 40 and Under" story.

Melissa Vaughan (Culinary '01) and her husband Brendan wrote The New Brooklyn Cookbook.

Joncarl Lachman (Culinary '02), chef/owner of HB Home Bistro in Chicago, has opened his second restaurant, Vincent, a bistro with strong Dutch influences.

Gail Simmons (Culinary '99), judge of Bravo's Top Chef, was announced as the host of Top Chef: Just Desserts.

Spring-Summer 2010

ICE alum Arnold Myint (Culinary Arts ’04) competed against 17 other contestants in Season 7 of Top Chef.

ICE alumni Zoe Nathan of the Huckleberry Bakery and Café in LA and Jennifer Shelbo of Maialino in NYC were included in a July 2010 Food & Wine article titled "The Year of the Pastry Chef."

ICE alum Zoe Nathan of the Huckleberry Bakery and Café in Los Angeles was named a 2010 Rising Star Chef by StarChefs.

Little Giant co-owner Julie Taras Wallach (Culinary ’02) recently opened Tipsy Parson, a 74-seat restaurant in Chelsea focusing on regional American specialties with a nod towards Southern classics. Marie-Kathryn Baillergeau Camacho (Pastry ’07) has joined the team, leading the pastry and bread program.

A Voce Columbus Circle, run by executive chef Missy Robbins (Culinary ’95), received a two-star review in the New York Times.

In February, Lucy Martin (Pastry ‘95) competed in the Food Network’s Chocolate Challenge—Wonders of the World.

Matthew Schaefer (Culinary '97), is executive chef of the newly opened Choptank in the West Village.

Robert Willis (Culinary ‘97), has opened Cafe Giulia, a 55-seat regional Italian trattoria, in Lakeville, CT.

Trish Magwood (Culinary ‘98), appeared on the Today show on February 19 to show viewers how to entertain with Canadian cuisine fit for Olympic gold. Chef Trish walked Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira through traditional Canadian recipes, many of which can be found in her James Beard Award-winning cookbook, Dish Entertains.

Laurie Knoop (Culinary ‘05) has opened Studio 129, a food photography studio located in historic Harlem. She also offers food styling, recipe development and recipe testing services.

Kelli Wright-Morales is head pastry chef at Ortanique on the Mile in Coral Gables, FL.

Drew Abbate (Culinary ‘95) has opened his first restaurant, Vine & Fig Tree, in Doylestown, PA.

Julie Sproesser (Culinary ‘04), has moved from management at Prune Restaurant to Canal House Cooking, a publishing company started by two former editors of Saveur, where she is handling everything from public relations and cookbook sales and distribution to cooking and recipe testing.

Gina Stipo (Culinary ‘98) who owns Ecco La Cucina, a cooking school in Siena, Italy, is launching an event/teaching tour of the US this winter.

Sara Hormi (Culinary ‘08), will be the culinary producer on Season 4 and 5 of Chopped on Food Network. Joining her is fellow alum Carolyn Renny (Pastry ’96), as foodstylist.

Paul Heim (Management '09) is now a line cook at the Oak Room restaurant in the Plaza Hotel.

Michael Bartley (Pastry ‘09) is the pastry chef at The Pink Cake Box in Denville, NJ.

Cathy Olate (Pastry '07) is now co-owner of a specialty cake business in NY called Jacy Cakes.

Theresa Luongo Pinelli’s (Pastry ‘08) web-based bakeshop Treet was just nominated as DailyCandy's Sweetest Things of 2009 for the DC area.

Cassandra Shupp (Pastry '09) has been hired as a pastry cook at Bar Boulud.

Ralph Day (Pastry ‘09) has been hired as a pastry chef at The Saltwater Grille in Stamford, CT.

Jonathan Lemon (Culinary '04) is the executive chef at Zigolinis Kitchen and Bar in the Financial District.

Charlie Brooks (Culinary ‘09) holds a garde manger position at A Voce Columbus.

Tanya Edmunds (Management ‘09/Culinary ‘10) has been hired as a pastry cook at Maialino.

Amanda Wilson (Culinary ’09) was promoted to sous chef at Ammos Estiatorio.

Anthony Trincanello, (Culinary '02) has moved on from his role as assistant general manager at Craft Los Angeles to become the general manager of Cache Restaurant and Lounge in Santa Monica, CA.

James Thorsen (Culinary ’07) is a line cook and part of the opening team at Zavino, a new pizzeria and wine bar in Philadelphia, PA.

Evamarie Reid (Culinary ’09) has been hired for a garde manger/line cook position at her externship site, Landmarc Time Warner Center.

Kevin Peterson (Culinary/Management '04) has just begun working for Sage Dining Services as executive chef at the Delbarton School in Mendham, NJ.

Seth Warshaw (Culinary ’08), chef/owner of Etc. Steakhouse in Teaneck, NJ, was mentioned in a New York Times Metro article on kosher fine dining.

Teepoo Riaz (Culinary ’09) has joined Fresh Direct as a Research & Development Chef.

Janevha Gregg (Pastry ’00) has accepted the Pastry Chef position at The Four Seasons Restaurant.

Cindy Cho (Culinary ’10) was hired as a line cook at The Breslin, Chef April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman’s newest project within The Ace Hotel.

Edgard Gallardo (Pastry ’07) is a cake decorator at CKC Cakes, Bijoux Deux and Betty Bakery in Brooklyn and is also working on his own business, Heavenly Cakes in Hell’s Kitchen.

Allen Mae Borro (Pastry '01) checks in from the Philippines where he’s the owner of Dulgies Desserts and Cafe in Iloilo City.

bigLITTLE Get Together, co-owned by Flannery Klette-Kolton (Culinary ‘08/Management '08) was recently featured in Interview.

Greg Proechel (Culinary ’09) has been hired at Eleven Madison Park after completing his externship with them.

Michael McGowan (Culinary ’09) recently won the 2nd place Judges’ prize at the Brooklyn Taco Experiment, created by Nick Suarez (Management ’04). They were featured in an article in the Huffington Post.

Dennis Gardon (Culinary ’06) will join the opening team of Bar Masa as a line cook at the new Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Silky Benzant (Culinary ‘08/Management ’09) is also part of an opening, as commis cook at the new Bouchon Beverly Hills.

Fernanda Beccaglia (Culinary '03) is running a self-started consulting company, and is a food writer for The Palm Beach Post and La Palma newspapers in Palm Beach, FL.

Alexandra Valdes-Fauli (Culinary ‘05/Management ’06) and Matthew Meyer (Management ’06) hold the positions of general manager for Shake Shack’s Madison Square Park and Nolita locations, respectively.

Maurisa Glinton (Culinary ’09, Management ’09) of Social Butterfly Catering was the 2009 Chef Noel winner at Festival Noel in the Bahamas.

Abbie Hagopian (Culinary ’08) has accepted a position as manager for the newly opened Café 63bites.

Nora Lidgus (Pastry '08) was hired as a pastry sous chef at One Girl Cookies, after helping them on a temporary basis for the holidays.

Marc Lussier (Culinary ’09) has been hired as a line cook at The Breslin Bar & Dining Room.

Mari Hagiwara (Culinary ‘10) has been hired from her externship at Felidia, as a garde manger.

Jared Rubin (Pastry ’09) has been hired at the newly opened Village Tart.

Jerome Dudley (Culinary ‘08) has been hired as a line cook at Charlie Palmer Steak, in Washington, DC.

Michele Buchanan (Culinary ‘09/Management ’09) is the editor of, a blog dedicated to the cocktail lifestyle.

Liza Butler (Culinary ’09) and Marc Levinson (Culinary ’07) were featured in “Delicious Thursdays,” which focused on Bellavitae, the West Village Italian restaurant where they were both hired from externship.

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