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    Accepted Student Day

    New York Campus

  • Join Us for Accepted Student Day at the CIA

    Once you’ve been accepted to the CIA, the next step is Accepted Student Day!

    It’s a great—and fun—way to get a taste of life at the college, become more familiar with the campus, and find more about what awaits you when you become an official CIA student.

    We have accepted you, now let us welcome you! This is an event you do not want to miss—or you might face serious FOMO.

    Choose from four Accepted Student Days where you can:

    • Meet your future classmates. (Some students even meet their future roommate here!)
    • Get the inside scoop from current CIA students.
    • Talk to your CIA success team—including faculty members, advisors, club leaders and RAs.
    • Experience a tasting reception like no other, CIA style.
    • Tour campus and even get a sneak peek at a CIA dorm room!
    • Enjoy a special appearance by a CIA graduate! (Major social media content for you foodies, just sayin!)

    Parents and guardians are invited too! Participate in a customized session just for you.

    TikTok Accepted Student Day video

  • Scott Conant ’92

    Scott Conant ’92


    Cookbook author, Chopped judge, Food Network host, and restaurateur.

    Friday, February 17
    8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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    Maneet Chauhan ’00

    Maneet Chauhan ’00


    Tournament of Champions II winner and Chopped judge, president of Morph Hospitality Group, and restaurateur.

    Saturday, March 11
    8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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    Jae Jung ’11

    Jae Jung ’10


    Top Chef season 19 contestant, restaurateur, Korean-Cajun cuisine pioneer.

    Saturday, April 1
    8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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    Anne Burrell  ’96

    Anne Burrell ’96


    Food Network host, cookbook author, Chopped All-Stars Tournament IV winner.

    Friday, April 28
    8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

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  • Stop In for a Bite

    Wait, there’s more! Get the full CIA experience by having dinner at one of our restaurants right on campus. (you can choose the night before or the night of the event). Accepted student families can book reservations now, before the general public can. Reservations are required and we will hold space until one month prior to the event date. To make a reservation, please call 845-905-4533 or email ciarestaurantgroup@culinary.edu.

    Families can see current CIA students in action at our outstanding restaurants right on campus

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