CIA Admissions

    Your Food Career Starts Here

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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.

    In addition to locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore, we offer several degree and certification programs to best match your career goals. Our expert admissions team is also ready to answer your questions about applying to the CIA, financial assistance, classes and culinary facilities, student life, and professional development opportunities.

    We offer two easy ways to apply:

    Also remember that you’re always welcome to visit our campuses at any time. Plan Your Visit

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    Come to a Tap Into CIA open house event
    Come visit the CIA at one of it's 3 campuses in New York, California, and Texas
    Learn more about CIA's hospitality degree at our special open house
  • High School Students

    High School Students, Parents, and Educators

    If you’re in high school, the parent of a high school student, or a secondary school teacher, discover how the CIA best prepares young learners for careers in the food industry.
    Transfer Students

    Transfer Students

    Learn about the CIA’s generous transfer credit review policies and our accelerated programs.
    College Grads / Adult Students

    College Grads / Adult Learners

    Even if you already have a college degree, the CIA offers many more ways to expand your culinary knowledge and best position yourself for future career growth in the food industry.
    International Students

    International Students

    Read about international admission policies, student visas, and other information that will help you join the CIA’s diverse campus community.
    Veterans Students


    The CIA is committed to ensuring the brave servicemen and servicewomen of the U.S. armed forces receive the special attention they deserve.
    Accepted Students

    Accepted Students

    Congrats, you’ve been accepted to the CIA! Here’s what you should do next.
  • Frederick C. Brash, CIA Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts

    Alumni Spotlight

    Frederick C. Brash '76
    Admissions Faculty Liaison
    As the faculty liaison for CIA Admissions, Fred Brash helps prospective students and their parents understand the inner workings of the college’s kitchens and classrooms as well as the wide variety of career opportunities that await CIA graduates. He's an authority on the subject, having been both a CIA student and chef-instructor, and having worked in the food industry.
    Nai Kang Kuan, CIA culinary arts alumni, is executive chef at Morimoto Napa.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Nai Kang Kuan '02
    Executive Chef, Morimoto Napa
    Kang was introduced to international cuisine at a young age—his first Christmas meal in his new home was bacalao (salt cod), pine nuts, raisins, and oil cured olives in a tomato sauce.
  • Our public restaurants make it real—you prepare and serve meals to customers right on campus.
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