• Externships - fresh produce
  • Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations

    Total Immersion!

    Customize your CIA degree and be one step closer to your dream job.

    Advanced Concepts in Baking and Pastry
    Let yourself be tempted by the chocolate and pastries!
    But know that you’ll be learning to take your own baking and pastry creations from concept and design to production, packaging, and display. Make your mark on the baking and pastry world.

    Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality
    Napa Valley + Wine Experts = the best comprehensive beverage program.
    You’ll emerge ready to compete in the world of wine and manage a high-end beverage program.

    Asian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary
    Exotic Singapore is your base of operations!
    Deepen your knowledge of Asian techniques and flavors while studying in a dynamic city at the culinary crossroads of Asia.

    Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table
    Get your hands dirty!
    Work side-by-side with local farmers and food producers, create ingredient-driven menus, and operate a sustainable business. Farm-to-table—it’s a way of life.

    Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within an Organization
    It’s about making ideas happen!
    If you want to become a food business leader, then spend a semester creating, pitching, developing, and executing an original food business concept.

    Italian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary
    Imagine a 900-year-old castle with a state-of-the-art kitchen just waiting for you!
    Develop a command of the flavor profiles and ingredients of Italy’s culinary treasures while living on the southern coast of Italy.

    Japanese Cuisine: A Study of Tradition, Flavor, and Culture
    It’s complex and simple all at once! Immerse yourself in the precision, beauty, and unique flavors that typify Japanese cuisine and culture. Spend a semester in the Japanese Cuisine concentration gaining the knowledge and techniques essential to mastering this beloved world cuisine.

    Latin American Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques
    Learn to take a rich culinary heritage into the modern kitchen!
    Transform Latin America and Caribbean techniques and flavor profiles into the next generation of elevated Latin cuisine while creating exclusive pop-up dinners for special guest.

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  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
  • “The Asian concentration was, to say the least, incredible! I traveled to and lived in several southeastern countries; the opportunity to learn from so many local chefs was amazing. It opened my eyes to a world of new flavors and techniques.”—Connor Rand, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student