CIA Culinary Arts Programs

  • A Career That’s Really Cooking

    The CIA culinary arts programs have it all! The food world is bigger and more diverse than ever, and virtually every aspect of the industry is covered in these classes and learning experiences. You’ll get plenty of hands-on practice in on-campus kitchens and restaurants, as well as during an exciting internship at a top foodservice establishment. But you’ll also take a deep dive into the global cuisines and ingredient functions, and discover what goes into managing a successful restaurant or business. You simply won’t find this wide-ranging level of education at other colleges with culinary arts programs. Carve out your culinary career path at the CIA!

    Culinary Arts Programs - Associate in Culinary Arts

    Associate in Culinary Arts

    Your life as a chef starts here, in the CIA culinary arts program. Learn global cuisines, classic flavors, contemporary techniques, and more from our industry-proven faculty. Get ready to make your mark in the food world!

    Culinary Arts Programs - Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Culinary Arts

    Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Culinary Arts

    There’s no need to wait any longer—your past credits could have you well on your way to earning a bachelor’s in our culinary arts program. You’ve always wanted a life and career in food. Now’s the time to make it happen!

    Culinary Arts Programs - Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program

    Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)

    Thirty weeks. That’s all you’ll need to enter the industry with a credential from the world’s premier culinary college. Add advanced culinary knowledge to your existing bachelor's degree with this career-enhancing culinary arts program.

  • Real-World, Live-Action Classrooms

    You just won’t find this many opportunities to get real in the food world anywhere else—the most on-campus, student-staffed restaurants around, and an internship at one of 2,000+ leading food businesses (that’s a lot of industry contacts!)
  • Have Prior Work Experience? Go Turbo!

    Earn your CIA degree in as little as 15 months with this accelerated degree program option. Learn more >
  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
  • John Reilly, CIA Associate Professor—Culinary Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    John Reilly ’88
    Professor—Culinary Arts
    Professional Background:
    Executive Sous Chef, Hotel Metropol, Moscow, Russia. Sous Chef, Hotel Splugenschloss, Zurich, Switzerland; Cafe Madeline, Gallows Bay, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
    Shirley Cheng, CIA Professor—Culinary Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    Shirley Shuliang Cheng
    Professor—Culinary Arts
    Shirley Cheng has been creating excellence in the kitchens of the CIA for more than 30 years. While much has changed during her tenure at the college, many of the most important ingredients have stayed the same. “We continue to provide high-quality education,” she says. “The reputation remains and the great chefs are still here. If anything, the school is operating on an even higher level. I’m happy to see how students love Asian cuisine. It’s a different culture for them, and they get excited. I never get tired of teaching it.”
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