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At The World's Premier Culinary College

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

Michael Solomonov, executive chef and co-owner of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Zahav, was the keynote speaker during graduation ceremonies at the New York campus of the CIA.
Dr. Beth Forrest, a professor of liberal arts at the CIA, has been elected the new president of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS).
Jonas Salk, Andy Warhol, Mister Rogers & CIA President Tim Ryan are all on the Pittsburgh Magazine’s 50 Greatest Pittsburghers of All Time.

Events

Jan
23
Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!
Jan
24
Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!
Jan
25
Admissions information and open house event for Baking and Pastry students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America.

Blog

The Fascinating History of the Chef’s Uniform

It’s all about pride. If you have it in your profession, you will have it in your uniform, no matter what your walk of life. With the chef’s uniform, there is more at stake than just keeping the uniform clean and white. A dignified look helps generate a feeling of professionalism. When you don the […]

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Stories from the lab biscuits featured image

Butter or Crisco? The never-ending debate. Which gives the most height? Which has the most flavor? In my Culinary Chemistry class, we experimented to find out. In this lab exercise, we tested the limits of liquid to gas phase changes. There are so many useful applications in the culinary world that require and benefit from […]

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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