CIA Advancement events offer exciting, educational, and tasty opportunities for our friends, donors, and industry leaders. Events like the annual Leadership Awards provide opportunities for foodservice and hospitality leaders to come together to honor industry pioneers, network, and celebrate their common ground, all while raising valuable dollars for student scholarships.

CIA thought leadership conferences and retreats combine the education and skills of both healthcare and foodservice professionals. Each conference focuses on a unique topic like translating and integrating science and nutrition, world food cultures, and farm-to-table connections into new menu development, all of which will benefit the global community. Each conference event offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about cutting-edge trends and techniques, and valuable skills.

All of our events provide sponsorship opportunities for those who want to show their dedication to this mission, while receiving exposure to industry decision-makers.

For information on upcoming CIA Advancement-sponsored events, contact any one of our event coordinators:

New York

Lisa Vanata

Special Events Manager


Holly Briwa

Senior Advancement Officer


Marisa Ayala

Special Services Coordinator

Upcoming Events

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In addition to CIA Advancement-sponsored events, our campus restaurants present a number of opportunities for guests. Learn more by subscribing to our restaurant e-news.