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  • CIA Students, Faculty, and Alumni

    The Culinary Institute of America isn’t just about having the best learning facilities and academic programs in the food industry—it’s about people. Whether it’s the phenomenal knowledge and dedication of our faculty, the boundless energy and enthusiasm of our students, or the wide-ranging successes of our alumni, the CIA family is rich with talent, personality, and passion.

    Explore the CIA through the people who have experienced it firsthand—our students, faculty, and alumni.

  • Explore the Faces of the CIA

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    Phone: 845-452-9600
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    Alumni Spotlight

    Brandon Walker ’01
    Chef/Owner, Essie’s Restaurant
    “The CIA exposes you to what’s trending right now. ”
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    Student Spotlight

    Carolyn Kading
    Master of Professional Studies in Food Business
    “The program’s design around the business aspect of food really drew me in because, while I love to cook, I knew I didn’t want to become a professional chef. I like the strategy, operations, and creativity of running a food business.”