The Culinary Institute of America

  • Anthony Bourdain, CIA culinary arts alumni, is chef-at-large at Les Halles, Host No Reservations.

    Spotlight On: Anthony BourdainAssociate Degree in Culinary Arts

    Chef Bourdain began his culinary career with a summer job as a dishwasher in Provincetown, MA while attending Vassar College. By the end of the summer, he had been reassigned to a cooking station and realized he would need more refined skills to keep up with the other cooks. He subsequently enrolled at The Culinary Institute of America and graduated in 1978. Since then, he has spent more than two decades working in professional kitchens, including the Rainbow Room, The Supper Club, and Coco Pazzo Teatro.
  • 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

    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499