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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 and Non-Traditional Students

    Adult and Non-Traditional 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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  • Andrea Martin, CIA advanced career experience (ACE) alumni, is a chef/consultant.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Andrea Martin '06
    Chef Consultant
    "I learned so much about food. I was so on fire every day that I could hardly sleep."
    Adam Crocini

    Alumni Spotlight

    Adam Crocini ’00
    Global Head and Vice President of Food & Beverage for the Luxury & Lifestyle Group, Hilton
    “The CIA gave me the foundation and understanding of the business, from the basics to the complex, through both the associate and bachelor’s programs.”
  • Our public restaurants make it real—you prepare and serve meals to customers right on campus.
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