Early Sunday morning, a wildfire (codenamed Glass) started burning near St. Helena. The California leadership team and senior leaders in Hyde Park including President Ryan monitored conditions throughout the day and prepared for a possible evacuation of campus. Late Sunday night, we evacuated 119 students from the residence halls. Most students were able to connect with family or friends for overnight accommodations; 18 students were provided lodging arranged by the CIA through the county. The California team was in continuous contact with CIA leadership throughout, and due to their efforts, the evacuation went smoothly with all students safe and accounted for. Students remained calm and in good spirits despite the situation. They have been real troopers.

While the fire came too close for comfort, Greystone and our residence halls on campus and on Pratt Avenue were untouched.

Currently the Greystone campus is without power as damage is assessed and fires continue to be active in the area. All members of the campus community have been asked to work remotely. We are using The CIA at Copia as a base camp for our operations, and many students will be spending time there today. We will continue to update students, faculty, and staff, by e-mail as needed. Parents, please urge your student to share these notifications, so you have the latest information.


    CIA Turbo Option

  • Get College Credit for Work Experience in Food

    Earn your CIA degree in as little as 15 months with this accelerated degree program option.

    Great news! Your time in the food industry may qualify you for college transfer credits for your work experience that can enable the CIA to waive your internship semester. That means you could earn your CIA degree in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts faster! If you have full-time, hands-on work experience in professional kitchens that features progressive levels of responsibility, the CIA Turbo Option is for you.

    Here’s what you need to qualify:

    • At least two and a half years of post-high school, full-time foodservice experience
    • Demonstrated skill and achievement in a professional kitchen

    Here’s how to apply:

    1. Choose your campus—New York, California, or Texas.
    2. Submit your CIA application for admission.
    3. Complete the “Application for Internship Credit” form, where you can upload your:
      • Résumé
      • Additional professional letter of recommendation
      • Supporting information that demonstrates your experience—e.g., menus, photos, and/or links to social media sites like LinkedIn
    4. Interview with a CIA representative, as requested.

    You can submit your application for the CIA Turbo Option internship waiver any time prior to, or before the end of, your first semester at the CIA. You’ll be notified of a decision within two weeks of the application decision. Please be aware that seats are limited for this unique accelerated degree program offering, so apply now!