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Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City's most coveted reservations. Three years after graduation, the "dorm chef" is still cooking up culinary buzz.His club, Pith, has a new incarnation. He's also launched a U.S. company called Alto that sells honey, olive oil and salt infused with CBD, the legal cannabis derivative, and THC in Oregon.That's not bad for a 25-year-old with no professional training as a chef -- and lots of disdain for the "dorm chef" moniker that made him famous.Reider's informal kitchen training started during childhood in Newton, Massachusetts, in a family that loved to cook.He landed on New York's foodie scene as a Columbia University senior in 2015, when a review of his dorm meals in the campus newspaper led to wider media coverage and a 4,000-person waiting list.After Columbia, the graduate rented a room in a Brooklyn hedge fund manager's townhouse where he staged a series of Pith dinners, with tickets going for $95 plus a $45 wine pairing.Dinners also are announced on the Pith website.Later, an executive from a Japanese video production company was in New York and contacted Reider.The cheese sandwich shop also is being financed by private investors, who with Reider are looking to lease a Tokyo location this summer.
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