The Culinary Institute of America

  • Advance Your Culinary Career at the CIA

    Continue Your Culinary Journey at the CIA

    You may already be in the food industry and are looking to advance your culinary career. Or maybe you want a career change. No matter your situation, we know your time is valuable and you want to ensure a return on your investment. The CIA offers you:
    • Valuable hands-on skills and innovative knowledge that will prepare you for success in the booming foodservice industry
    • Guidance and mentorship from an expert CIA faculty backed by more experience and credentials than any culinary school in the world
    • Four culinary career fairs per year that draw leading employers to campus, plus lifetime support from our Career Services Office
    • A supportive, global CIA alumni network of 48,000+ members
    • The power of a degree from the world’s leading culinary college that’s highly respected throughout the food industry

    Get started when you’re ready. With important factors such as work, family, and career to consider, our year-round admission process makes it easier to start your CIA education when it’s most convenient.

    Do you already have significant foodservice experience? Then consider our Associate Degree Program for Advanced Career Experience (ACE) Students.

    Already hold a college degree or college credits? Learn more about the CIA’s college credit transfer policies.

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