Alumni College

Food and Wine in the Hudson Valley - Itinerary

Culinary Institute of America

September 9 - 11, 2016

Friday, September 9

3:00 p.m.
Check-in begins at the Hampton Inn Suites

3:15 p.m.
Bus departs for the Culinary Institute of America, widely recognized as the world’s premier culinary college

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Welcome tour of the Institute led by a CIA student or staff member

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Culinary Lecture/Demonstration with Chef - Fall Tastes of the Hudson Valley
Enjoy three to five small plates with wine.
Dine either at nearby restaurants or on campus - guest’s choice. To dine at one of the CIA’s restaurants, reserve well in advance for 7:00 p.m. or later at

Saturday, September 10

Complimentary breakfast at Hampton Inn Suites

9:30 a.m.
Bus departs for CIA

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Walking tour of the Student Dining Commons “The Egg” and student brewery

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lecture by Linda DeLibero
From Seed to Table: How Food Transformed the Hudson Valley

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Boxed lunch and lecture on featured cuisine/ menu discussion with the CIA Chef

2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Global Street Foods with a Healthy Focus
Globalization, the media, international travel and trade has broadened most people’s culinary horizon; it has sparked a genuine desire to also explore street food, oftentimes beyond the local palate. Nowadays, many new dishes transcend geopolitical borders -- Tacos filled with Korean Beef and Kim Chi, Spam Sushi, Seafood Hot Dogs with creamy Savoy Cabbage, and Indian chai with tapioca bubbles. The objective of this class is to offer a new look at food served out of trucks, booths or mobile vending stations, to re-codify established classics and introduce new creations.  The recipes are written with a culinary professional or well versed food enthusiast in mind, providing inspiration and guidance through the wonderful world of casual street food dining and with a healthy focus. Read more

  • Break into teams, planning session
  • Hands-on production in the kitchen
  • Dinner with local wines
  • Wrap-up of cooking experience and critique results
Photo: JHU Chefs from the 2013 program.

8:15 p.m.
Bus returns to hotel

Sunday, September 11

Complimentary breakfast at Hampton Inn Suites

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Illustrated lecture by Linda DeLilbero in the Hampton Inn, Liberty Room
American Pastoral: The Hudson River School of Painting and the Nation’s History

11:00 a.m.
Hotel check out, store luggage
Bus departs from hotel for Hudson Valley Wine and Food Fest, one of New York’s premier showcases for NY wineries and gourmet specialty foods.  It features a NY Craft Beer Pavilion as well as hard ciders and distilled spirits. Ticket includes tasting glass and all wine/beer/cider/spirits samplings, private JHU tent area with seating, and talk by resident wine expert.

3:30 p.m.
Bus returns to Hampton Inn