Friday, October 29, 2010

Bradley named CIA's board chairman

Richard Bradley, chairman of Bradley Holdings Ltd., was elected the 16th chairman of the board of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at the college's annual meeting on Oct. 14. Additionally, chef Thomas Keller and Martin Sutter were appointed to the college's Board of Trustees.

Bradley (pictured, above) has served as chairman and president of Victoria Station as well as owner-operator of 105 restaurants in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. Bradley Holdings invests in venture capital transactions, commercial real estate, hotels and restaurants. Bradley succeeds Cameron Mitchell, president and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, who served two years as CIA chairman.

Keller holds multiple three-star Michelin Guide ratings with The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., and Per Se in New York City. He is also chef/owner of Ad Hoc in Yountville, Bouchon in Yountville and Las Vegas, and Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, Las Vegas, and New York City.
award-winning chef/restaurateur Thomas Keller

Sutter is a founding managing director of Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, one of the oldest and largest healthcare-focused venture capital organizations.

Martin Sutter, founding managing director of Essex Woodland Health Ventures

The CIA Board of Trustees consists of 25 highly respected leaders in the foodservice industry and business world.