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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

On the heels of the successful launch of its degree completion program in Culinary Arts in 2017, the CIA announces a sister Bachelor of Professional Studies degree in Baking and Pastry Arts.
The University of Barcelona and the CIA announced the creation of the Torribera Mediterranean Center, a new academic center focused on Mediterranean food.
Juan Carlos Bazan, executive chef of Toro Kitchen and Bar in San Antonio, delivered the commencement address at the Texas campus of the CIA on September 7.

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Admissions information and open house event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio.
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Blog

A Day at Givaudan: Exploring the Flavor Factory

This past July, my teacher Chef Lui, a few corporate chefs and interns, my fellow culinary science classmates, and I made our way down to Hanover, NJ to tour the “Flavor Factory,” aka, Givaudan Flavors Corporation. As we all emptied out of our cars, we immediately began to play a guessing game. What was the […]

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Why a Career in Food is Perfect for Military Veterans

The Culinary Institute of America was founded in 1946 for veterans returning from World War II. Generations later, members of the U.S. Armed Forces transitioning to civilian life still know that success in the food world takes the same discipline and sense of purpose they have already mastered. And, as the Meals Ready to Eat […]

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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