Allmendinger Joins the Culinary Institute of America Team

Longtime publishing executive becomes co-director of CIA Consulting.

The Culinary Institute of America appointed Scott Allmendinger co-director of CIA Consulting. In his new role Allmendinger becomes responsible for driving sales and directing the college's relationship with the food industry, including consulting arrangements and custom programs.

He will also work closely with the CIA's industry clients on menu development projects and research and development programs. Allmendinger joins Brad Barnes in co-leading the division. Barnes, a Certified Master Chef, has been with CIA Consulting since 2010. Barnes was also the first recipient of the NAFEM Professorship in Culinary Arts, dedicated to specialized research in food equipment manufacturing, curriculum development and industry education.

Allmendinger joins the CIA with extensive editorial and publishing experience. He served as executive vice president of CSP Business Media, publisher of print and online business-to-business (B2B) magazines such as Restaurant Business and Foodservice Director.

During a previous stint at the CIA from 2002 to 2005, Allmendinger led initial development of the college's Industry Solutions Group (now CIA Consulting). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT.

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