Martha Stewart touts hard work at NY commencement

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Posted: Apr 16, 2011 1:07 PM
Martha Stewart touts hard work at NY commencement

Martha Stewart tells graduates from a New York culinary school that the keys to success are generosity, passion and hard work.

The homemaking maven gave the commencement address Friday at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.

The institute gave the 69-year-old Stewart an award called Master of Aesthetics of Gastronomy, along with an official chef's jacket.

She told students that many people don't know how much hard work it takes to build a business, but that any good idea is only as good as the effort behind it.

About 80 graduates received degrees in baking, pastry and culinary arts. Hyde Park is about 90 miles north of New York City.