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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.

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    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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  • Chef Daniel Giusti, CIA culinary arts alumni and chef/owner of Brigaid.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Daniel Giusti '04
    Chef/Owner of Brigaid
    "The CIA prepares you to be a professional...exposing you to every kind of flavor profile & food service style. It would be very difficult to find a restaurant where you could learn that much during that amount of time."
    Tim Curci, CIA alumni and Chef/Owner, Fat Beet Farm

    Alumni Spotlight

    Tim Curci '87
    Chef/Owner, Fat Beet Farm
    A casual dining innovator, Tim Curci, along with the late Chris Parker, created the St. Petersburg, FL-based Bonefish Grill.
  • Did you know? 74% of leading food employers surveyed prefer to hire CIA grads.

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