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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.

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    High School Students

    Love food? Find out how the CIA will help you turn your passion into an exciting career.



    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Learn how the credits you’ve already earned can help you get your CIA degree faster.



    Adult and Non-Traditional Students

    Adult and Non-Traditional Students

    Expand your marketability and career opportunities in food with a CIA degree and connections.



    International Students

    International Students

    Welcome! Join our diverse community of students and instructors who share your love of food.



    Veterans

    Veterans

    Discover resources, support, and how your benefits can cover up to 100% of your CIA tuition.



    Parents and Families

    Parents and Families

    Find out how the CIA offers your budding culinarian the best preparation for success.



    Teachers and Guidance Counselors

    Teachers and Guidance Counselors

    Check out free resources to help you nurture your students’ passion for cooking.



    Accepted Students

    Accepted Students

    Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to the CIA! Here’s what you should do next.



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  • Michael Ferraro, CIA culinary arts alumni, is executive chef at Delicatessen and MacBar.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Michael Ferraro ’02
    Executive Chef, Delicatessen and MacBar
    “The CIA gives you the basic skills that you need to build a career. When you bring those skills to the kitchen, when you bring that passion and discipline, you’re definitely one step above the rest.”
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    Alumni Spotlight

    Geoffrey Zakarian ’83
    Chef, Restaurateur, Consultant, Author, Entrepreneur, and TV Personality
    “Going to the CIA is going to be the best decision you’ve ever made. If you haven’t visited the campus yet, you’re in for an amazing treat. It’s truly spectacular. There’s no better place to study food than at The Culinary Institute of America.”
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