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  • High School Students

    High School Students, Parents, and Educators

    If you’re in high school, the parent of a high school student, or a secondary school teacher, discover how the CIA best prepares young learners for careers in the food industry.
    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Learn about the CIA’s generous transfer credit review policies and our accelerated programs.
    College Grads / Adult Students

    College Grads / Adult Learners

    Even if you already have a college degree, the CIA offers many more ways to expand your culinary knowledge and best position yourself for future career growth in the food industry.
    International Students

    International Students

    Read about international admission policies, student visas, and other information that will help you join the CIA’s diverse campus community.
    Veterans Students

    Veterans

    The CIA is committed to ensuring the brave servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. armed forces receive the special attention they deserve.
    Accepted Students

    Accepted Students

    Congrats, you’ve been accepted to the CIA! Here’s what you should do next.
  • Grant Achantz, CIA culinary arts alumni, is Chef/Owner of  Alinea, Next, The Aviary, and The Office.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Grant Achatz
    Chef/Owner of Alinea, Next, The Aviary, and The Office
    An enthusiastic proponent of molecular gastronomy, Achatz created a kitchen “laboratory” at Alinea.
    Tim Michitsch, CIA culinary arts alumni & Chef-Instructor, Lorian County Joint Vocational School, OH

    Alumni Spotlight

    Tim Michitsch
    Chef-Instructor, Lorian County Joint Vocational School, OH
    Growing up in Tivoli, NY, the youngest of four children, Tim spent a lot of time in the kitchen with his mom.
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