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  • Take Your Passion for Food to Culinary College

    Do you dream of building a career in the food business doing what you love? Then you’ll feel right at home at The Culinary Institute of America. Everyone here has one very important thing in common—a passion for food.

    Check out our three world-class campuses across the U.S. and comprehensive selection of degree and certificate programs—you’ll find the right program for you. Our admissions counselors are available by phone, e-mail, and text messaging to answer your questions. Applying is easy, either online or via The Common Application. Plus, you’re always welcome to come visit us at any campus—there’s nothing quite like seeing the CIA in person!

    Let's Get Started  Create your account to get more information about our programs or to start your application today.

  • High School Students

    High School Students

    Are you a high school student or graduate who's eager to get on the path to a career in the food business? Start here!
    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Make a smooth transition to the CIA with our transfer credit policy—you can transfer up to 60 credits!
    College Grads / Adult Students

    College Grads / Adult Students

    Already earned a college degree and/or started working? Maximize your career opportunities with a CIA degree.
    International Students

    International Students

    Join an enriching campus community with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures around the world.
    Veteran Students

    Veteran Students

    The CIA was originally founded for veterans, and we’ll support you today as you pursue your dreams.
    Accepted Students

    Accepted Students

    Congratulations on being accepted to the world’s premier culinary college! Here are your next steps.
  • Hubert J. Martini, CIA Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    Hubert J. Martini
    Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
    Certificat d'Aptitude Professionnelle de Cuisinier, Lycée Technique Hôtelier de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France.
    Michael Symon, CIA culinary arts alumni, is chef and owner at the Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland, has been winner of the Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, and host to the Food Network’s popular Melting Pot series.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Michael Symon '90
    Restaurateur/Media Personality
    Renowned in the culinary world and adored in his hometown of Cleveland, Michael is the chef and owner at the critically acclaimed Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland. A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, Michael’s pedigree includes being included as one of the Ten Best New Chefs in America by Food & Wine (1998), a memorable performance as an Iron Chef contestant (2005), hosting Food Network’s popular Melting Pot series, and the 2007 winner of the Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef.
  • CIA instructors have big-time industry chops—they lived it, now you learn it.
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