The Culinary Institute of America

  • Michael Symon, CIA culinary arts alumni, is chef and owner at the Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland, has been winner of the Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, and host to the Food Network’s popular Melting Pot series.

    Spotlight On: Michael SymonAOS Culinary Arts

    Renowned in the culinary world and adored in his hometown of Cleveland, Michael is the chef and owner at the critically acclaimed Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Michael’s pedigree includes being included as one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine (1998), a memorable performance as an Iron Chef contestant (2005), hosting Food Network’s popular Melting Pot series, and the 2007 winner of the Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef.
  • Faces of the CIA

    Sure The Culinary Institute of America has world-class facilities and a reputation for education excellence. But when it gets right down to it, it’s the amazing people who have made—and will continue to make—the CIA experience something truly unique and special. Whether it’s the phenomenal knowledge and dedication of our instructors, the great energy and enthusiasm of our students, or the wide-ranging success of our alumni, these members of the CIA family enrich the world’s premier culinary college in so many ways.

  • The Culinary Institute of America

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    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499

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