Frankies’ Frank Falcinelli Inspires CIA Grads

How far they've come.
How far they've come. Photo: Melissa Hom

Forget his six outstanding restaurants; we think it might have been Grub’s meatball accolades that made Frank Falcinelli the ideal commencement speaker at the Culinary Institute of America’s graduation. His words of wisdom? “Trustworthiness, honesty, integrity, and professionalism are still the core,” Falcinelli advised his newest fellow CIA alumni. “These don’t waver with time or fashion. The people who embody these principles are the people who move the industry forward.” Oh, come on, no smack talk? What about that Asian restaurant that the other Frank (very loosely) alluded to? [CIA Newswire, Related]