CIA Admissions

    Your Food Career Starts Here

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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.

    In addition to locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore, we offer several degree and certification programs to best match your career goals. Our expert admissions team is also ready to answer your questions about applying to the CIA, financial assistance, classes and culinary facilities, student life, and professional development opportunities.

    We offer two easy ways to apply:

    Also remember that you’re always welcome to visit our campuses at any time. Plan Your Visit

  • Holiday Baking at the CIA - Pine Trees
    Open House—Baking and Pastry

    Join us Friday, January 25, 2019. Learn more about CIA's amazing baking and pastry program. Register now >

    New Scholarship $ May be Yours!
    Make your culinary dream come true. Find out if you qualify >
    Visit CIA's campuses in NY, CA, and TX...take a tour!
    Visit Campus
    Take a tour, learn more about our degree programs, and get an on-the-spot admissions decision. Find an event>
  • 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.
  • Brayton Bailey '17, CIA Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate alumni.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Brayton Bailey ’17
    General Manager, Outland
    “My first and foremost plan was to go to CIA, network, and learn as much as I could.”
    Jason Tucker - CIA culinary science grad

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jason Tucker
    Product Quality Manager, Bread Alone
    Jason Tucker has found himself the perfect job at Bread Alone in Lake Katrine, N.Y., where he is product quality manager. There, he melds his love of science with the art of baking bread.
  • Visiting chef demos, major conferences, and special events on campus let you rub elbows with stars of the food world.
  • Connect with us!   Just try not to drool on your screen...