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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

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.
Continuing its tradition of training active duty members of the United States military and veterans, the CIA has been working with the U.S. Air Force to improve its foodservice team.

Events

Oct
23
Transfer Tuesday is an event for students wishing to transfer to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!
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.

Blog

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 […]

The post Lian Pineda – Student Bio appeared first on CIA Culinary Blog | The Culinary Institute of America.

chili cookoff 2018 featured image

The chili was hot and the competition was fierce at the 28th annual Chili Cook-off on October 14, 2018. Ten student teams spent weeks perfecting their recipes, but in the end there could be only one winner of the $1,000 prize. The Future Chefs of America team of Shubhankar Bhargava, Justin Ilkhanoff, and Jerry Zheng […]

The post Chili Cook-off: Make the Winning Recipe appeared first on CIA Culinary Blog | The Culinary Institute of America.

“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