Poughkeepsie’s CIA Honors Anthony Bourdain
The Culinary Institute of America honored famous alum Anthony Bourdain last week by naming the main hallway on campus in his honor. Bourdain, who passed away last year, graduated from the prominent Poughkeepsie school in 1978 after first attending Vassar College for two years. According to the Poughkeepsie Journal, the main hallway in Roth Hall will forever be known as 'Les Halles D'Anthony Bourdain'.
Born in New York City in the 1950s, he grew up in New Jersey. He'd go on to run several high profile restaurants after graduating from the CIA in the city before gaining notoriety in 1997 for a piece he'd written for the New Yorker. He'd go on to write several bestsellers and star on television.
His show The Layover aired for two seasons on the Travel Channel but it was his CNN series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown that would receive multiple Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, and other honors.
In addition to the naming honor, there is a scholarship set up in Bourdain's honor called the Anthony Bourdain '78 Legacy Scholarship. You can make a donation for that HERE.