Becoming the Best of the Best

  • You’ve Found Your Place


    You’re going to love it at the CIA. Because no matter where in the world you come from, you’ll be surrounded by people who totally get you. And no matter where or how high you want to go in your food career, the CIA will prepare you for it all—with our 50,000-strong alumni network of change makers and industry leaders supporting you every step of the way.

  • But don’t just take our word for it—see what our students and alumni have to say:

    “I chose The Culinary because I view my education as an investment. Attending the CIA would allow me to not only network but take a step in becoming the best in my field.”

    Olivia Weidner ’18, Food Business Management

    Olivia Weidner

    “The immense availability of resources and vast networking opportunities accessible to CIA students continues to amaze me.”

    Dan Salisbury, Applied Food Studies

    Dan Salisbury

    “The network of alumni that the CIA has, along with career services after graduating, are things you won’t find just anywhere.”

    Jeremy Sawyer, Culinary Arts Management

    Jeremy Sawyer

    “The CIA is the world’s premier culinary college, so it was the only choice for me.”

    Aaron Tarpley, Culinary Arts Management

    Aaron Tarpley

    “A degree from the CIA does not have to limit you to just a kitchen; the world is our doorstep to limitless opportunities.”

    Kyle Wagner, Culinary Arts

    Kyle Wagner

    “The chefs at this school are amazing and you can learn so much from them. I love the CIA—coming here was the best decision I have ever made.”

    Makenna Barnes, Baking and Pastry Arts

    Makenna Barnes

    “Going to the CIA is like having a passport to the entire world. You can go anywhere. I can’t recommend the CIA highly enough. The chefs you’ll be learning from are some of the best in the world…it’s the best school in the world.”

    Duff Goldman, Baking and Pastry Arts

    Duff Goldman

    “My CIA experience helped open my eyes to the bigger world of the food industry. Not only did I learn so much about food and different cuisines, but got a well-rounded education about the industry from different perspectives.”

    Andrea Cuellar, Culinary Arts Management

    Andrea Cuellar

    “My skill and the CIA’s amazing reputation give me the competitive advantage to choose the jobs I want.”

    Bron Smith, Culinary Arts

    Bron Smith

    “The networking and the connections I made at the CIA opened doors for me that I didn’t even know existed.”

    Courtney Humiston, Wine

    Courtney Humiston
  • Contact Us

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    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499