Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Else for Wed. 160921

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Else for Wed. 160921

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Dorothy Cann Hamilton * The woman who opened the first intensive, French-focused culinary program in the United States has died. Ms. Hamilton was 67.

She died Friday (Sept. 16, 2016) in a car crash in Melford, Nova Scotia, said Bruce McCann, a cousin and president of the International Culinary Center's campus in Campbell, Calif.

In the 1980s, Ms. Hamilton succeeded her father as the director of Apex Technical School in Manhattan, one of the largest industrial trade schools in New York state, and decided to start a Parisian culinary institute under the auspices of Apex.

The French Culinary Institute, now known as the International Culinary Center, enrolled its first students in 1984 at a converted warehouse in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood and went on to achieve international renown for its top-class instructors and its focus on traditional French techniques. …

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