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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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  • Genevieve Meli, baking and pastry arts associate degree alumna of The Culinary Institute of America.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Genevieve Meli '07
    Chef, Author, Educator
    “When it came time to go to college, the CIA was the only school I considered attending. I wanted the best education possible.”
    Jason Pfeiffer, CIA culinary arts alumni, is chef de cuisine at Maialino in NYC.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Jason Pfeifer '06
    Chef de Cuisine, Maialino, NYC
    “The CIA prepared me with the basic skills and expectations I would need to enter the culinary world.
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