Cathy Jörin, MBA

Cathy Jörin

Cathy Jörin, MBA is director of The Food Business School (FBS) of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the CIA’s center for executive and graduate education, inaugurated in spring 2015. Under Cathy’s direction, the CIA and FBS recently launched the CIA’s first master’s degree and first online degree, the master of professional studies in food business. Cathy leads administration and operations for FBS, including curriculum execution, finance, human resources, and marketing, and she works closely with CIA Provost Mark Erickson with key responsibilities for the school’s strategic plan and partnership development. Cathy has enjoyed a long and rewarding career with the CIA, including as director of special projects and planning for the Strategic Initiatives Group, director of business analysis for continuing education, and as associate director of education at the CIA’s Greystone campus. Cathy’s prior experience includes serving as vice president of sales and marketing at The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley, and as a co-owner of a retail and wholesale bakery. Cathy earned her MBA at the University of San Francisco; she also holds bachelor of arts from the University of California, Irvine, and is a graduate of the culinary arts program of the California Culinary Academy. Cathy is currently a member of the board of directors of the San Francisco chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, chairing the membership committee, and she is a former member of the board of directors of Women Chefs & Restaurateurs (WCR) where she was chair of the business development committee, and chair of the WCR 2013 annual conference in San Francisco, celebrating WCR’s 20th anniversary. She is an active member in her community having served as a volunteer for several organizations. (Napa, CA) @foodbizschool