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  • Feed Your Passion for the Culinary Arts

    The CIA is ready to help launch your career in the food business. Feel right at home among a community of friends, students, teachers, and alumni, all of whom share one thing in common—a passion for food.

  • High School Students

    High School Students

    Love food? Find out how the CIA will help you turn your passion into an exciting career.



    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Learn how the credits you’ve already earned can help you get your CIA degree faster.



    Adult Students

    Adult Students

    Expand your marketability and career opportunities in food with a CIA degree and connections.



    International Students

    International Students

    Welcome! Join our diverse community of students and instructors who share your love of food.



    Veterans

    Veterans

    Discover resources, support, and how your benefits can cover up to 100% of your CIA tuition.



    Parents and Families

    Parents and Families

    Find out how the CIA offers your budding culinarian the best preparation for success.



    Teachers and Guidance Counselors

    Teachers and Guidance Counselors

    Check out free resources to help you nurture your students’ passion for cooking.



    Accepted Students

    Accepted Students

    Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the CIA! Here’s what you should do next.



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    Alumni Spotlight

    Cong Wen Tan '15
    Head Chef at Prelude Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand
    “The connections I developed at the CIA helped get me my first job as head chef at the age of 27.”
    Wilo Benet, CIA culinary arts alumni, judge for Top Chef & chef/owner of Pikayo in Puerto Rico.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Wilo Benet ’85
    Chef Owner
    “Being a CIA graduate puts you in a special league—there’s prestige attached to the degree that you don’t get from anywhere else.”
  • Did You Know?


    The CIA offers an accelerated degree option for students with professional kitchen experience.
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