CIA California Degree & Certificate Programs

  • Learn Among the Legends of the Napa Valley at the CIA at Greystone

    At the CIA at Greystone campus, you’ll meet aspiring chefs and world-class food educators. Our associate degree programs follow the same in-depth curriculum found at our main CIA campus in Hyde Park, NY. You can also choose from a master’s in wine management program and a culinary arts certificate program, both of which that take full advantage of the unique food and wine resources found in the Napa Valley. With so many course offerings, we’re sure we have the right program for you. Get more information about our programs or to start your application today—it’s fast and easy!

    At the CIA in California, you will:

    • Immerse yourself in a world of food and wine in the heart of the Napa Valley.
    • Learn from chefs and professors with outstanding industry and education credentials.
    • Explore our Williams Center for Flavor Discovery, Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, the Spice Islands Marketplace, Ghiradelli Chocolate Discovery Center, and Vintners Hall of Fame.
    • Engage in hands-on learning in our professional kitchens and bakeshops as well as in our award-winning campus restaurants (all CIA restaurants are public-facing, fully operational retail dining establishments that serve more than 333,000 customers annually).
    • Share ideas with classmates and cultivate your culinary expertise.
  • CIA California Degree and Certificate Programs

  • CIA Online Degree Programs

  • CIA Advanced Culinary Arts Certificate Program
  • CIA California Admissions Events

    Begin your college exploration with our online Open House at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time. We'll fill you in on our programs, the admissions process, and how the CIA's financial aid opportunities can help you afford a college education. Let a CIA admissions counselor give you a sneak peek at what makes the CIA so special.
    Join us at 4 p.m. Pacific Time to hear first-hand from CIA faculty. The admissions team will kick things off then sit back and let you get answers to your questions in real time. Learn about life at the CIA and beyond—from campus to career!
    Are you pressed for time, but still want to learn about the CIA and how to apply? Join us at 4 p.m. Pacific Time for a quick, virtual information session to learn the basics about our programs, the support services offered, and financial aid. At the end, an admissions counselor will walk you through the application process.

    Assistant Director of Admissions and Alumnus Robert Tremblay ’10

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    Experimental Archaeologists Role-Play the Past

    By Anatole Sullivan Have you ever tried to make a recipe that was 900 years old with no idea how it was supposed to taste? Well, that’s what we did in my Applied Food Studies class. We are studying how taste and smell so we can better understand our distant past. Given the limited evidence […]

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  • CIA students get résumé-building experience during their internship—and have more than 2,000 to choose from!