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Chefs, Leadership, and the Global Business of Food: Building Cultures of Innovation

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hosted by CBCGDF Good Food Fund.

Time and Location

Tuesday, 09/18/2018
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Talk and Q&A:   7:00-9:00 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

RMB 20 for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.
Walk-ins are not acceptable.
Those who purchase student tickets are required to show a valid student ID at check-in.
Click HERE to register.
Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

From its founding in 1946 on the campus of Yale University to its current global reach from the United States and Europe to Asia, The Culinary Institute of America has been at the center of innovation within the food and food service industry for nearly 75 years. In this special presentation, Dr. Tim Ryan, President of The Culinary Institute of America, will trace the arc of the college’s remarkable history, and describe his vision for continuing to elevate the role of the chef to contribute leadership around some of the world’s most critical issues and opportunities of our day, from health and environmental sustainability to international cultural exchange and business vitality.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker

YCB20180918_Tim Ryan

Dr. Tim Ryan
President, The Culinary Institute of America

With the unique background of being a Certified Master Chef and Culinary Olympic champion with an Ivy League doctoral degree, Dr. Tim Ryan has served as President of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) since 2001.

In more than three decades at the college, Dr. Ryan has been instrumental in generating the sustained excellence, innovation, and growth that have shaped today’s CIA. His thought leadership has guided The Culinary Institute of America to a position of prominence on such important matters as health and wellness, world flavors and cultural exchange, food ethics, and sustainability.

Tim Ryan is well-known throughout the hospitality world. He holds the distinction of being the youngest national President of the American Culinary Federation (ACF), elected at age 36, and the youngest chef to receive Master Chef Certification from the ACF, at age 26. Named “One of the 50 Most Powerful People in Food” by Nation’s Restaurant News, Dr. Ryan has received awards from virtually every food industry organization.

The Moderator

YCB20180918_Jian Yi

Jian Yi, Yale World Fellow '09
President, The Good Food Fund

Jian Yi is a filmmaker and the founder of the CBCGDF Good Food Fund. He is a Yale World Fellow (2009). Jian’s films have won international awards and been shown around the globe, including at the Montreal Film Festival, New York’s MoMA and Yale. He and the Good Food Fund are contributing changes in China’s food system. Jian graduated from the former Beijing Broadcasting Institute and the University of Notre Dame.

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