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  • Asian Cuisine Studies
    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration

    An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary Asia


    Advance your skill set—and culinary career options—with this exploration of the indigenous foods of the “Silk Road.” You’ll examine the confluence of cultures that occurred as early explorers plied the spice routes by sea. You’ll learn everything from the basics, to the most advanced dishes in the Asian cuisine bachelor's degree concentration. Gain the knowledge needed to produce authentic regional Asian cuisine while developing responsible action toward the preservation of Asian culinary heritage.

    “My semester in Singapore really pushed me outside of my comfort zone. Learning about all of the new cooking techniques and ingredients really expanded my horizons. I would do it again in an instant!”—Samantha Wong, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student

    Asia is our largest continent, and its cuisine has played a huge role in enriching the entire culinary world, adding a wide variety of delicious, healthful flavors to the global menu. As you study this amazing array of Asian cuisines, you will embrace different ethnic and cultural points of view that will help develop strong economic and cultural models for the future. You’ll become the kind of leader and difference maker that food employers covet.

    • Spend a semester at an exhilarating Singapore culinary college campus.
    • Study the foods of China, Korea, Japan, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and more.
    • Explore Asia’s many regional ingredients, preparation techniques, and iconic dishes.
    • Examine the history and global impact of Asian cuisine.
    • Travel throughout the region, meeting with farmers, chefs, and educators; visiting production facilities and farms; and sampling local foods.

    Only students in the CIA bachelor’s degree Food Business Management and Applied Food Studies programs are eligible for this concentration.

  • “Spending a semester in Singapore was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I gained incredible insight towards new cuisines and different ways of life. Living in Southeast Asia has better prepared me for working in an industry of very diverse people.”—Megan McLewin, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student