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The International Culinary Center Expands Event Space and Service Offerings

Camilla Schmidt Appointed as Director of Catering and Events

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NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Culinary Center, home of The French Culinary Institute and The Italian Culinary Academy, has announced the expansion of its New York event space and on-and-off-premise catering services, as well as the appointment of Camilla Schmidt as Director of Catering and Events.

Hosting exceptional custom-tailored events for over 25 years, in both the loft-like spaces at The International Culinary Center, as well L'Ecole - The Restaurant of The French Culinary Institute, The Catering and Events Division is poised to add additional event space when its fifth floor renovation is completed in May 2011. The new event space will provide additional state-of-the-art kitchens and other facilities allowing clients to host unique events including demos with internationally-renowned chefs; hands-on interactive classes with world-class faculty; cocktail receptions, wine tastings, as well as private dinners.

In addition to the Catering and Events team's vast on-site planning expertise, this newly expanded division will now have the capabilities to bring its seasoned event team, chefs, and cuisine to off-site venues, creating first-class events at a location of a client's choosing.  As an additional enhancement to the new event space and new focus on off-site events, The International Culinary Center is tapping into its in-house talent to develop an expanded range of distinctive event menus and new recipes highlighting tastes and flavors from a variety of international cuisines.

To support this marked increase in offerings, The Catering and Events Division at The International Culinary Center has announced the appointment of Camilla Schmidt as Director of Catering and Events. Schmidt will lead the charge in strategic planning and development for the division in The International Culinary Center's New York and California locations as well as booking all on and off-site catering and events in New York. In New York, Michael Stiver will continue his role as Director of Event Operations utilizing his expertise to plan and execute unparalleled events.  

With nearly 10 years of experience in the hospitality, catering and events industry, Schmidt recently served as Vice President of Sales and Corporate Events for DM Cuisine, working with clients including Christie's Auction House, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, Estee Lauder, and Macy's Culinary Council. Other positions included Banquet Manager and Private Dining for Aquavit in New York City, and Dining Room Manager at The Grand Hotel in her native country of Sweden.  Schmidt holds an international marketing and sales degree from Salj & Marknadshogskolan, The Sales and Business School/Umea School of Business & Economics, University of Umea in Stockholm, Sweden.  

"We are excited to welcome Camilla Schmidt to The Catering and Events Division at The International Culinary Center," said Claudia Ramone, Vice President of Business Development at The International Culinary Center.  "Her background and experience blend beautifully with the goals we hope to accomplish and her expertise is a complement to our existing and extremely talented team on both coasts."

For more information, about Catering and Events at The International Culinary Center, please visit www.InternationalCulinaryCenter.com/events or call 646.254.7590.

About The International Culinary Center Catering and Events Division

Hosting exceptional events for over 25 years, The Catering and Events Division of The International Culinary Center has the experience and capabilities to host both custom-tailored events on site at its New York City and San Francisco Bay Area locations—in flexible loft-like spaces, cutting-edge kitchens, celebrated culinary demonstration spaces, custom wine tasting facilities, and its highly rated restaurant, L'Ecole—or offsite at any location of a client's choosing.  Drawing from the variety of cuisines taught at The International Culinary Center (home of The French Culinary Institute and The Italian Culinary Academy), The Catering and Events Division, is recognized for its ability to provide clients a unique range of culinary experiences, including demos with internationally-renowned chefs; hands-on interactive classes with world-class faculty; cocktail receptions, wine tastings, private dinners, and more.  For additional information, please visit www.InternationalCulinaryCenter.com/events, or call 646.254.7590.

SOURCE The International Culinary Center



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