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At The World's Premier Culinary College

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

Ted Hall, president and CEO of Long Meadow Ranch & Affiliates, spoke at the CIA at Greystone’s certificate graduation on April 12.
John Brand, culinary director of Hotel Emma, delivered the commencement address at the San Antonio campus of the CIA on April 13.
Acclaimed chef, restaurateur, hotelier, and entrepreneur Charlie Palmer received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater while watching his son graduate from the same college.

Events

Apr
25
Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!
Apr
27
Admissions information and open house event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America.
May
01
Admissions information event for students wishing to apply to The Culinary Institute of America. Get your culinary school questions answered now!

Blog

Baking Through the CIA: Go Nuts for Donuts

With my mind focused on my first skills test last week, I failed to discuss my new classes, Nutrition and Introduction to Gastronomy. Both classes are exactly as their names imply. In Nutrition, we learn about the current nutritional guidelines and how the nutrients in our food affect our bodies. In Introduction to Gastronomy, we […]

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Photo of CIA baking & pastry alumna, Akanksha Arora and a furry friend

“When I finally decided to become a chef, there was only one choice of college to attend—the CIA. It is quite simply, the best. Every chef-instructor is at the forefront of his or her subject and getting mentored by them is nothing short of a dream.” Major: Baking & Pastry Arts Job Title: Chef/Owner, Barker’s Dozen […]

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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