CIA Culinary Arts Programs

  • A Career That’s Really Cooking

    CIA’s 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 CIA!

    Culinary Arts Programs - Associate in Culinary Arts

    Associate in Culinary Arts

    Your life as a chef starts here, in CIA’s 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!

    Master’s in Culinary Arts

    Master’s in Culinary Arts

    Do you want to lead the next generation of gastronomy? Be on the forefront of dining and restaurant innovation? Level-up your bachelor’s degree with this first-of-its-kind program.

    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
  • Michael Elegbede, CIA culinary arts alumni and owner, executive chef of ÌTÀN in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Michael Elegbedé ’13
    Owner, Executive Chef, ÌTÀN
    “I chose to pursue my culinary education at the CIA because of the vast array of talented and knowledgeable chef-instructors and world-class facilities there. It uses a community approach towards education.”
    Hinnerk VonBargen, CIA Associate Professor in Culinary Arts at our San Antonio campus.

    Faculty Spotlight

    Hinnerk von Bargen
    Professor—Culinary Arts
    Originally from Rotenburg/Wûmme, Germany, I hold a Master Chef Certificate from the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg. Having been raised in the family-owned Hotel—Zum Schwarzen Ochsen—I found my vocation early and hospitality continues to be a way of life for me. Before coming to the CIA, I held professional positions at The Kempinski Hotel, Beijing, China; The Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg Germany; The Cascades Hotel, Sun City, Bophutatswana, South Africa; and The Plaza Hotel, Hamburg, Germany.
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