The Culinary Institute of America

  • CIA San Antonio—A Vibrant Learning Environment

    Located on the San Antonio River just north of downtown, the CIA San Antonio attracts a unique blend of future chefs, food lovers, and established culinary leaders. The campus is part of the historic Pearl Brewery site, which features an exciting array of shops, restaurants, and attractions.

    The great thing about being a CIA student is that, even when you step outside the kitchen or classroom, there's still so much to do that revolves around the love of your life—food. In the close-knit campus community at the CIA San Antonio, there of plenty of activities for continued learning, networking, or just plain fun.

    Located in the historic Pearl district, the CIA San Antonio is a unique education and research center that helps raise the profile of Latin American cuisines and culinary traditions. Host to amazing industry conferences and home of the exciting Center for Foods of the Americas, the college's San Antonio campus is fast becoming a premier destination for degree-seeking students looking to become leaders in the food world, and for food industry professionals who want to study, experience, and research Latin American cuisines.

    When you're immersed in San Antonio campus life, there are plenty of ways to get the most out of your experience.

    • Hang out with classmates at the Pearl. Browse the Farmers' Market. Check out its retail shops. Take a yoga class. Experience special events like Tamales at Pearl, Paella Challenge, and Fiesta. Learn more about the Pearl Brewery Site.
    • Enjoy San Antonio's world-famous San Antonio River Walk. Lined with restaurants and shops, its pathways, waterfalls, and outdoor art invite endless exploration. And, all around the walk, the city of San Antonio is renowned for its vibrant culture, outstanding dining scene, and warm hospitality.
    • Attend amazing events like the CIA's annual Latin Flavors, American Kitchens and Healthy Flavors, Healthy Kids conferences right on campus.
    • Join with fellow students and faculty members to keep the San Antonio campus "green"—through the use of fresh, seasonal ingredients; emphasis on health and nutrition; and sustainable agriculture practices.
    • Take a short ride to Austin, Texas Hill Country, or the Gulf Coast. You'll find world-class wineries and restaurants, hiking, horseback riding, bicycle trails, and the many other activities and attractions this exciting region offers.
  • The CIA San Antonio

    312 Pearl Parkway, Building 3
    San Antonio, TX 78215

    210-554-6400