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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 - Student Wearing PPE

    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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  • Tim Michitsch, CIA culinary arts alumni & Chef-Instructor, Lorian County Joint Vocational School, OH

    Alumni Spotlight

    Tim Michitsch ’84
    Chef-Instructor, Lorian County Joint Vocational School, OH
    “A degree from the CIA will take you as far as you want to go. The education was outstanding right from the beginning...totally hands-on, which was perfect.”
    Andrea Morris, CIA culinary arts bachelor's degree wine alumna & Beverage Director, Nix Restaurant.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Andrea Morris ’11
    Beverage Director, Nix Restaurant
    “At the CIA there are so many cool clubs and experiences you can take advantage of.”
  • An exclusive network of more than 50,000 alumni is ready to support your food business career.
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