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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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  • Jaime Lepe, CIA accelerated culinary arts program alumni, is catering manager for Mexico Lindo and Tropical Mexico.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jaime Lepe ’08
    Catering Manager, Mexico Lindo and Tropical Mexico
    Jaime Lepe, Jr. ’08 grew up in the restaurant business. “The cooks and waitresses were my day care. After my homework was done, I’d peel potatoes or shrimp to help out my dad. It’s a family-run business, with all of us invested and involved in its success.”
    Brittany Harris CIA baking and pastry arts alumni and chef-owner

    Alumni Spotlight

    Brittney Harris ’10
    Owner/Chef, A Sweet Affair
    What’s your best memory at the CIA? I can’t choose just one. There were several times when a chef would pick on me, giving me more work, telling me to come in early or stay late.
  • Our public restaurants make it real—you prepare and serve meals to customers right on campus.
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