• Academics at the CIA

    Culinary Education Programs for Every Need

    At the CIA, our not-for-profit mission is to provide the world’s best culinary education. Students come to us for our innovative programs, expert faculty, world-class campuses in the U.S. and Singapore, and outstanding career opportunities.

    Visiting chef demos, major conferences, and special events on campus let you rub elbows with stars of the food world.

    Our programs are for anyone with a passion for food—from students who want to succeed in the food business to seasoned food industry professionals looking to advance their careers to home cooks seeking to learn new skills at the world's best culinary school.

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  • Degree and Certificate Programs


    A CIA credential makes you more desirable to employers in all segments of the food industry. We offer bachelor's degrees in food business management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts; and certificate programs for advanced studies. CIA graduates do it all—they're acclaimed chefs, restaurant owners, entrepreneurs, managers and executives, research and development experts, media personalities, food stylists, cookbook authors, food editors, educators, food policy makers, and more.

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    Food Enthusiast Programs


    If you’re a home cook or baker looking for the best in nonprofessional enrichment and skill-building courses, our enthusiast programs are designed especially for you. At all three of our U.S. campuses—in New York, California, and Texas—we offer a wide selection of inspiring classes taught by our expert instructors. Come make our kitchens your culinary playground!

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    Industry Professional Programs


    Our hands-on programming for groups of 10+ is custom-designed to meet the professional development needs of the food, beverage, and hospitality industry. Our team will work with yours to create courses tailored to your specific goals. We also offer the prestigious ProChef® Certification Program, the only program for chefs that validates mastery of skills at progressive career levels.

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    Wine Programs


    There’s nothing quite like studying wine in California Wine Country, especially when you add our talented wine faculty and the exceptional Rudd Center facilities at the CIA at Greystone in the Napa Valley. Whether you choose our Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program or one of our many Professional Wine Studies courses, you’re in for a learning experience that will advance the way you think about the wines of the world, not to mention your career.

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    Executive and Graduate Education


    The Food Business School (FBS), our executive and graduate education center, is the world’s first business school dedicated to food entrepreneurship and innovation. Are you an inspired food system change-maker, entrepreneur, or industry leader ready to tackle the world’s most pressing food challenges—and their greatest business opportunities? Check out the FBS today—registration is now open for spring programs.

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