My Good Friend and Colleague James Sanchez Delivers Commencement Address

by Mark

One of my oldest friends and colleagues here in San Antonio was the recent commencement speaker at the CIA’s campus in San Antonio.  

Chef f James Sanchez, a 1994 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) campus in Hyde Park, NY, delivered the commencement address as 20 students earned certificates in culinary arts from the college’s San Antonio campus on Friday, April 16.

Sanchez, a San Antonio native, is executive chef at Ácenar on the River Walk. He has run the kitchen there since the restaurant opened five years ago. He also serves on the CIA’s Latin Advisory Committee.

Graduates of the certificate program are eligible to transfer their seven months of study in San Antonio towards completion of their associate or bachelor’s degree from the CIA’s Hyde Park campus.

Way to go James!

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