The Culinary Institute of America

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    CIA in St. Helena, CA

    The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is the college’s West Coast campus in the heart of the famous Napa Valley, in St. Helena, CA. The campus community includes food, wine, and education professionals; future chefs; and oenophiles. At the Greystone campus, the college offers its gold-standard associate degree programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, as well as unique certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverages.

    CIA Grants Available for Select Baking & Pastry Arts ClassesCIA students learn about food in an advanced way that you simply can't find anywhere else. That's because CIA students go beyond memorizing and executing foods and cooking techniques—they learn how to analyze them, to adapt them, to get creative with them. At the CIA, you develop a special understanding of food that gives you the foundation to grow and be a culinary leader. That’s why top foodservice companies turn to the CIA when it's time to hire.

    To support learning, the CIA at Greystone features world-class teaching kitchens, the Williams Center for Flavor Discovery, the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, the student-staffed Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant and Bakery Café by illy, the Vintners Hall of Fame, an elaborate campus store, an extensive herb garden, and three student housing choices. Located just two hours north of San Francisco, the college is a favorite destination for professionals and food lovers alike.

    We invite you to learn about our offerings; the CIA is sure to have the right program for you. Create your account today to get more information about our programs or to start your application.


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