After our post yesterday on the apparent departure of Nils Noren from his post as the French Culinary Institute’s vice president of culinary and pastry arts, we received the following update from the school’s reps:
Per this statement from Noren himself, it seems he isn’t actually leaving the FCI after all:
I have had the privilege to head up all things culinary and beverage related at The French Culinary Institute and The Italian Culinary Academy for the past 4½ years. We have accomplished much during this time and the school has grown tremendously. I made a decision early this fall that I wanted to pursue a couple of other interests that my current position didn’t allow me to do, with all the work that goes into running all the programs and the restaurant here at the school. In January, I will start working on a book that will be published in Sweden first, and I will also work on a couple of other projects. I will still be involved with the school, just not in the same position and with the same time commitment. I will be able to be a bit more hands-on with food and cooking. In no way was I pushed out and I am looking forward to have a long time relationship with the school.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 16, 2010