The Culinary Institute of America

  • Latin Flavors at the CIA
  • How to Apply: LCCP

    Application Requirements:

    1. Complete our application form.

    • To apply online:
    • To apply by mail:
      • Print out your application form (PDF).
      • Mail the completed form with essay and application fee to:
      • The Culinary Institute of America—LCCP
        1946 Campus Drive
        Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

    2. Personal Narrative Questions.
    Please answer each of the following questions.  Each response must be a minimum of 100 words. 

    a.  Please describe an experience when you realized that you had a passion for the foodservice/hospitality industry.  It could be a dining, work, or cooking experience, or a proud food/beverage accomplishment. 

    b.  What are your career plans for the first five years after graduating from CIA?  How will your CIA education support these plans?

    c. Please let us know about your work experience, whether in the foodservice industry or another field, your extracurricular activities while in school, and organizations to which you belong.  Be sure to include any leadership roles you had in these experiences.  

    3. Pay your $50 application fee.
    Include a check or money order with your paper application.

    4. Request Official Transcript.
    Ask all postsecondary schools you've attended to mail your official transcripts (not a student copy) from a qualifying culinary arts program directly to CIA Admissions. Academic transcripts are required for all colleges you have attended, demonstrating your completion of a degree or certificate in culinary arts or comparable study.

    That's it! You're on your way to enrolling at The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio. Our Admissions Office will review your application and supporting materials and contact you if anything is missing or any additional paperwork is necessary.