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Recruiters from the renown Culinary Institute of America, aka “CIA,” are coming to town later this month with a pretty persuasive pitch: job growth in the food service industry is expected to outpace the national economy. Not a difficult feat, I suppose. The point: maybe it’s time to consider slipping into some chef whites. Reps from the prestigious institute (alums include D.C. chefs Todd Gray, Barton Seaver and Eric Ziebold, among others) will be hosting a reception at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the J.W. Marriott Washington, located at 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Bonus: folks who apply at the event will have their application fees waived. Heck, you could put that change toward your new toque.

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