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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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  • Jonathan Pidgeon and Megan Mulhern Pidgeon, CIA culinary arts and baking and pastry arts alumni, are chef/owners of Glazed Donuts in Key West, FL.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jonathan Pidgeon '07 and Megan Mulhern Pidgeon '07
    Chef/Owners, Glazed Donuts
    “In terms of owning our business, the bachelor’s degree was invaluable. We do everything from accounting to employee training to payroll. We can react to changes in the industry accordingly and, as a result, we’re growing our business faster.”
    Kamal Grant, CIA baking and pastry alumni, is chef/owner of Sublime Doughnuts.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Kamal Grant '04
    Chef/Owner Sublime Doughnuts
    “I’d tell my customers that I only use the best quality ingredients to create the best quality product and it would be the best doughnut they’ve ever tasted. When I saw my first return customer, I felt confident in the future.”
  • Did You Know? The CIA Offers an Accelerated Degree Option for Students with Professional Kitchen Experience.
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