Academic Programs at the CIA

    Fire Up Your Love of Food

  • CIA Degree and Certificate Programs

    Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

    You’ll find CIA alumni among the top leaders in the food and beverage industry. They’re acclaimed chefs, high-end restaurant owners and entrepreneurs, top executives at leading hospitality companies, researchers and food stylists, media personalities, cookbook authors, educators, and more. A CIA degree is your passport to a successful career in the food industry, and employers recognize our graduates as among the best in the business.

    The CIA offers a variety of degree and certificate programs to prepare you for an outstanding career in food, beverage, and hospitality.

    Choose from bachelor’s degree majors in applied food studies, culinary science, food business management, hospitality management, and culinary arts. The CIA also offers two-year associate degree programs in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts, as well as an accelerated culinary arts certificate program and a graduate-level certificate program in wines and beverages, each of which you can complete in 30 weeks.

  • CIA Executive and Graduate Education

    Executive Education

    If you’re already established in the food and beverage business, the CIA offers a unique career advancement opportunity through its Food Business School. It’s the first school dedicated to food entrepreneurship and innovation—perfect for aspiring entrepreneurs and industry leaders ready to turn challenges into business opportunities.
  • CIA Food Enthusiast Programs

    Indulge Your Passion for Food & Wine – Enthusiasts

    If you love exploring the world of food and wine but aren’t looking for professional training, CIA enthusiast programs are the ideal choice. Learn from our expert instructors in New York, California, and Texas during classes that fully immerse you in this vibrant and creative environment.

    Whatever program you choose, you’re in for an exciting, memorable experience. Make the CIA your food and wine playground!
  • CIA Industry Professional Programs

    Spice Up Your Career – Professionals

    The CIA offers professional, hands-on learning to meet specific needs of the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. We also offer the prestigious ProChef® Certification Program—the food industry’s ultimate stamp of approval that showcases your culinary arts proficiency, personnel management, and financial administration.