The Culinary Institute of America

  • Welcome to THE WORLD’S PREMIER CULINARY COLLEGE

    "Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has The Institute." —Craig Claiborne, Celebrated Author and Food Critic, The New York Times

    The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education for more than six decades.

    Founded in 1946, the CIA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of professional excellence, health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines and cultures through research and conferences. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

    Read on to learn how the CIA has inspired excellence throughout the food world by leading the way: in the Education of students, in the Elevation of the culinary profession, through the Innovation of thought leadership, and through Collaborations on critical food and industry issues. In all these ways, the college has truly changed the way the world looks at food.

    The CIA Mission:

    The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world's best professional culinary education.

    Excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity are the core values that guide our efforts.

    We teach our students the general knowledge and specific skills necessary to live successful lives and to grow into positions of influence and leadership in their chosen profession.

  • Matthew Grunwald

    Spotlight On: Matthew GrunwaldBPS Culinary Arts Management

    I have had the dream to have my own food network show since I was nine years old. I knew that hard work was going to be involved so I just started printing off as many recipes from foodnetwork.com as I could then replicated each individual dish one by one until I knew each recipe by heart. When I turned 14, I was able to get my first job at a local Safeway as a courtesy clerk. The cost of the ingredients I was purchasing started to add up and I wanted to be able to pay for them myself. What 14 year old wants to buy chanterelle mushrooms and wild Alaskan salmon? I even remember asking for a cast iron skillet one year for Christmas. I still use it today...
  • The Culinary Institute of America

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    845-452-9600