Food. It’s a source of endless curiosity. And an outlet for your creativity. Maybe even your side hustle. Food nourishes your soul like nothing else. Food is your life. And it’s our life, too.
At the Culinary Institute of America, food is what we do. And we do it best. Here, food is discipline and mastery. Food is also science, business, hospitality, and global change. At CIA, you’ll discover that food can open any door—preparing you for the corner café or the national stage. It can help you make a difference in your community or on a global scale.
At CIA, you can turn your life’s passion into your life’s purpose. Here, food is your life.
Love food? Find out how the CIA will help you turn your passion into an exciting career.
Learn how the credits you’ve already earned can help you get your CIA degree faster.
Expand your marketability and career opportunities in food with a CIA degree and connections.
Welcome! Join our diverse community of students and instructors who share your love of food.
Discover resources, support, and how your benefits can cover up to 100% of your CIA tuition.
Find out how the CIA offers your budding culinarian the best preparation for success.
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