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    Academics at the CIA

    Culinary Education Programs for Every Need

  • CIA Degree and Certificate Programs

    Undergraduate Schools

    A CIA credential makes you more desirable to employers in all segments of the food industry. Our five undergraduate schools award 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 an accelerated culinary arts certificate.

    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.

  • CIA Executive and Graduate Education

    School of Graduate and Executive Studies

    The CIA School of Graduate and Executive Studies offers specialized, career-focused instruction.

    If you are a culinary, beverage, or hospitality professional eager to advance, or someone who has a passion for wine and a desire for a new career, then the CIA Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate (WBGC) program is for you. Immerse yourself in experiential study in the incomparable Napa Valley, and emerge just 30 weeks later with a powerful credential and invaluable industry connections.

    Learn about our Wine & Beverage Graduate Certificate

    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!

  • CIA Food Enthusiast Programs

    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!
      
  • CIA Wine and Beverage Programs

    Wine Programs

    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

    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.