illycaffè to offer Food Sustainability Scholarship through
The Culinary Institute of America
The CIA's farm-to-table concentration gives students pursuing a bachelor's degree
in food business management or applied food studies the opportunity to explore
such topics as advanced cooking, the ecology of food, sustainable food systems,
and chef-community relations. Students in this concentration also learn
how to source ingredients from local farms, fields, and forests, and develop
menus using what they sourced.
the popularity of our farm-to-table concentration continues to grow, there is
greater need for support for students in that program," said Kevin Allan, vice
president of advancement at the CIA. "We are grateful for this
scholarship, and for illy's ongoing support of the CIA's educational
CIA will award two to four scholarships to eligible CIA students through a
competitive essay application.
illycaffè's partnership with the CIA goes back nearly a decade, focusing on coffee
education and hands-on experiences through The Bakery Café by illy, the
student-run bakery and café at the CIA at Greystone, in St. Helena, CA.
addition, for over 85 years, illycaffè has continued to give great attention to
operating sustainably with the aim of building a better future together with
its partners and illy coffee lovers. The One Makes The Difference initiative
encompasses illy's commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2033. It embodies
the continuous development of sustainable agronomical techniques, products, and
solutions that competently respond to consumer needs by using less material and
energy resources to reduce environmental impact.
this year, illycaffè partnered with the MICHELIN Guide Green Star in Europe and the
U.S. to bring focus to and champion the restaurants and chefs whose efforts are
at the forefront of a more sustainable approach to gastronomy. In April 2021, illycaffè
became the first global Italian coffee company to obtain B-Corp
in 1946, The Culinary Institute
of America is the world's premier culinary college.
Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the
independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master's, bachelor's, and associate
degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business
management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies.
The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses
for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and
consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and
its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every
area of the food world. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore. For more information,
illycaffè is an Italian family-owned company,
founded in Trieste in 1933. Its mission has always been to offer the best
coffee to the world. Illycaffè produces a unique 100% Arabica blend, combining
9 of the best varieties in the world, selected by illycaffè: every day 8
million cups of illy coffee are served in over 140 countries around the globe,
in the cafés, restaurants and hotels, in single-brand cafés and shops, at home.
As a result of its innovations, illycaffè contributes to the coffee technology
progress at global level. In 1991, the "Premio Ernesto Illy de qualidade sustentavel
do cafè para espresso" was launched in Brazil for quality espresso coffee.
Illycaffè has contributed to the sharing of the know-how, paying growers a
premium price for the best quality selected by illycaffè. Since 2016, with the
"Ernesto Illy International Coffee Award", the company has celebrated
coffee growers all over the world that, according to illy, have produced the
best sustainable coffee. Since 2013, the company has been in the list of the
World Most Ethical Companies. In 2019, it enhanced its commitment to pursue a
sustainable business model integrating the interest of people with the
environment, adopting the status of Società Benefit (Benefit Company) and
adding this commitment into its own bylaws. In 2021, illycaffè was the first
Italian company in the coffee sector to obtain the international certification
as B Corp as a result of its commitment to comply with the highest standards of
social and environmental performance. The company also founded the University
of Coffee, which has the objective of sharing culture at all levels, offering a
comprehensive and practical training to growers, baristas and coffee lovers.