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The CIA is Niche's 2018 Best Culinary School in AmericaYou won’t find a culinary school in the world with the opportunities, connections, and college life you’ll enjoy at The Culinary Institute of America. Food is big business, and it’s at the core of everything you’ll learn in our bachelor’s and associate degree programs.

Our food-focused education model will help you take full advantage of the many career options available in the food business. Top employers look to the CIA when hiring, and when you have your CIA degree in hand, they’ll look to you.

News

Dale Talde, executive chef and partner of New York City’s Three Kings Restaurant Group, spoke to graduates at the New York campus of the CIA on October 19.
The CIA hosts a public culinary conversation on Wednesday, October 24 at 7 p.m. in conjunction with the Mid-Hudson region’s Big Read.
Marc Hoffman, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Sunstone Hotel Investors, was commencement speaker at the New York campus of the CIA on September 28.

Events

Oct
24
Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!
Oct
25
Admissions information and open house event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio.
Oct
25
Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!

Blog

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So here’s my countdown of 10 important lessons I’ve learned so far as a student here at The Culinary Institute of America:   10. The second term practical is not as scary as it seems, and if you fail you can always try again. Listen to your chefs when they tell you it’s just soup […]

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Photo of Lian Pineda, CIA culinary arts student

“The reputation of the CIA is that it’s one of the best culinary schools in the world. I wanted to experience what it is like to be surrounded by top members of the industry.” Major: Associate Degree in Culinary Arts Campus: Hyde Park, NY Hometown: Chicago, IL How did you become interested in food? My family […]

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“The first time I visited, I knew I had finally found a school that teaches the traditions of the world’s cuisines...It’s the best culinary school in the world.”
—Paul Bocuse, world-renowned chef and restaurateur