Academics at the CIA

    Fire Up Your Love of Food

  • CIA Degree and Certificate Programs

    Undergraduate Opportunities

    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. Employers recognize our graduates as among the best in the business.

    Our five undergraduate schools offer a variety of degree programs and certificates to prepare you for an outstanding career in the culinary arts.

    Choose from bachelor’s degrees in: applied food studies, culinary science, food business management, and hospitality management. The CIA also offers: two-year associate degree programs in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts and an accelerated culinary arts certificate you can complete in 30 weeks

  • CIA Executive and Graduate Education

    School of Graduate and Executive Studies

    If you’re already established in the food and beverage business, the CIA School of Graduate and Executive Studies offers two unique career advancement tracks:

    The 30-week CIA Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate program is ideal for professionals and future sommeliers. You’ll study in the Napa Valley—home to more than 400 wineries and visited by five million people each year—while gaining valuable industry connections, refining your knowledge of beverage management, and understanding the powerful synergy between food and wine.

    Learn more about our Wine & Beverage Graduate Certificate

    The Food Business School is the world’s first business 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 Cooking – Enthusiasts

    If you love spending time in the kitchen but are not looking for professional training, CIA enthusiast programs in New York, California, and Texas are the ideal choice. Learn from our expert instructors and make CIA kitchens your culinary playground!

  • CIA Wine and Beverage Programs

    Wine Tune Your Education

    There’s nothing quite like studying wine in the Napa Valley, especially with the expert beverage faculty and exceptional facilities you’ll find in the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the CIA’s California campus. You can accelerate your career or launch a new one by enrolling in the Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate Program. Or, if you’re a wine enthusiast or beverage professional, you’ll find classes just right for your interests. No matter what program you choose, you’re in for an exciting learning experience that will advance the way you think about the wines of the world.
  • 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.