Blue Apron Co-Founder Returns to The Culinary School of America

September 12, 2016

One of America’s top young entrepreneurs returned to his alma mater September 9 to deliver the commencement address. A 1999 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Matthew Wadiak is co-founder and chief operating officer of Blue Apron. He is also the company’s in-house chef and chief product officer. Wadiak spoke to 59 graduates at the college’s New York campus.

“Challenge yourself without knowing the outcome of what your actions might bring, but take bold actions because you love the experience,” he told recipients of CIA degrees in culinary arts and baking & pastry arts. “I didn’t know it at