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The CIA has received multiple awards, including the 2017 WebAward for Best University Website.You 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

Karen MacNeil, well-known author of one of the best-selling wine books in the U.S., The Wine Bible, will come to the CIA at Copia this summer and fall to teach her dynamic class “Become a Wine Expert Taster—in 90 Minutes.”
The CIA announces its own publishing imprint: CIA Press. Books published under the CIA Press imprint will be in an interactive digital format.
Michael Ferraro, executive chef & partner at New York City’s Delicatessen and macbar restaurants, delivered the commencement address at the New York campus of the CIA on June 15.

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Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!
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Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!

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A CIA education can take you to anywhere in the world. And when you combine the unparalleled hands-on culinary education with the business know-how of a CIA bachelor’s degree in management, you can reach the very top of the profession. Case in point: Enrique Olvera, who earned his bachelor’s in Culinary Arts Management at the […]

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CIA Students and Faculty “On Point” in Competition

A fun time was had by all the students and teachers participating in The Culinary Institute of America’s most recent on-campus cooking competition. But there could only be one winning team.  It was as close as it can get, but in the end, Chef Lance Nitahara and his commis, CIA student Sydney Kamp, earned the top prize in the college’s 2nd Annual On Point Challenge held June 4 on the New York campus. Competitors were charged with embodying the philosophy […]

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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