The Culinary Institute of America

  • Journey for Juniors

    Come get a sneak peek at the world's premier culinary college. This three-day program—available exclusively to current high school juniors—provides an exciting first-hand preview of life as a CIA student, and shines a spotlight on the many diverse career paths that a CIA degree opens up for you.

    During Journey for Juniors, you'll:

    • Attend and participate in captivating presentations and a cooking demo.
    • Work in CIA kitchens and bakeshops under the guidance of our expert faculty.
    • Chat with current students and get a fantastic taste of our world-class campus.
    • Learn about the wide variety of career opportunities in the amazing world of food.

    The cost is $400, which covers the program, hotel for two nights, uniform, and most meals for one parent and student. (Due to space limitations, the program is limited to one parent.)

    Requirements:

    • Personal Statement—in approximately 150 words, describe your interest in the foodservice industry and any industry experience you have. Also include your expectations of this program and what you hope to gain from it.
    • Must be entering your senior year by July 2015, be at least 16 years of age, and be considering a culinary career or baking and pastry career.
    • One parent or legal guardian must accompany you. The parent will take part in all aspects of the program, with the exception of the kitchen class.

    Make sure to apply online today, students are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Application deadline for all program dates listed below is March 2, 2015.