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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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  • Ginger Elizabeth Hahn, CIA baking and pastry alumni, Chocolatier and Owner of Ginger Elizabeth's Chocolates

    Alumni Spotlight

    Ginger Elizabeth Hahn '03
    Chocolatier and Owner, Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates
    “I knew the CIA was the best. I wanted to achieve pastry excellence and the CIA gave me the skills to reach for my goal.”
    Jason Tucker - CIA culinary science grad

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jason Tucker '16
    Product Quality Manager, Bread Alone
    Jason Tucker has found himself the perfect job at Bread Alone in Lake Katrine, N.Y., where he is product quality manager. There, he melds his love of science with the art of baking bread.
  • Did You Know? The CIA offers an accelerated degree option for students with professional kitchen experience.
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