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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

    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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  • Kishi Arora, CIA baking and pastry alumni, is chef owner of Mad Over Donuts

    Alumni Spotlight

    Kishi Arora '04
    Chef Owner
    Can you stand blindfolded, smell a food, and then accurately list the ingredients found within? Kishi Aroora can. Maybe that’s the reason she left her studies at the Shri Ram College of Commerce in India to attend the CIA in Hyde Park, NY. And maybe it’s why she graduated with an AOS degree in baking and pastry arts with high honors and the International Student Endowed Scholarship.
    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.”
  • Our public restaurants make it real—you prepare and serve meals to customers right on campus.
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