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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, 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


    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.
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    CIA Turbo Option
    Come visit the CIA at one of it's 3 campuses in New York, California, and Texas
  • Lauren DeSteno, CIA culinary arts alumni, is chef de cuisine at Marea.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Lauren DeSteno '06
    Chef de Cuisine, Marea
    “In my Italian-Spanish family, food was the center of everything...”
    Carlton McCoy, CIA culinary arts alumni, is master sommelier at The Little Nell.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Carlton McCoy '06
    Presient and CEO, Heitz Cellar; Master Sommelier
    “I learned the kitchen basics working at my family’s catering business...”
  • CIA students get résumé-building experience during their internship—and have more than 2,000 to choose from!
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