The CIA offers study concentrations that give you special expertise in important industry trends. Three of the concentrations—Advanced Concepts in Baking and Pastry; Advanced Wine, Beverage, and Hospitality; and Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table—involve a full semester of study at the college’s California campus in the heart of the Napa Valley, where they take advantage of the region’s leadership in American cuisine, wines, and agriculture. The Latin Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques concentration features a semester away at the CIA’s exciting Texas campus, in close proximity to downtown San Antonio and the various restaurants and shops along the famed River Walk. The Asian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary concentration offers a semester at the CIA’s Singapore campus studying the historic and cultural significance of food in contemporary Asian societies, and exploring the regional dishes and ingredients of Asia. The Italian Cuisine concentration offers a semester-long journey to the spectacular Castello di Ugento, a newly restored 900-year-old castle in Puglia, Italy. The Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within an Organization concentration includes the development, planning, and operation of a foodservice concept on the college’s New York campus. With any of these concentrations, students can shape their bachelor’s degree studies even more for their career interests.
“We had the chance to create a fast casual restaurant from picking the concept to what we would serve. The Intrapreneurship concentration is valuable because it gives you firsthand experience of how rewarding it is when hard work pays off.”—Paula Aranda, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student
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“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