Paul Bocuse

The Culinary Institute of America salutes the life and legacy of the most important chef in history—Paul Bocuse. We are deeply saddened by his passing, but have been greatly enriched by his friendship and will continue to be inspired by his example. He was the greatest ever. Au revior M. Paul. Merci Bocuse!

  • Veterans, the best education for a successful culinary career is at the CIA
  • The Best Culinary Education for a Successful Food Career

    Transitioning from the Military to the Food Industry

    Military Friendly® SchoolsSelecting a college is a big decision and finding a program that fits your career goals is crucial to obtaining a rewarding job. Our skills-oriented, specialized bachelor’s and associate degree programs, and award winning faculty prepare you to step right into the industry. Plus, with the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, Yellow Ribbon Program, and three enrollment seasons (with 16 entry dates annually) from which to choose, the CIA’s flexible year-round entry system makes it easier for veterans enroll when the time is best. Check out the six key criteria that can help you assess the quality of a culinary program.

    Easing the Transition

    No matter which degree you pursue, you can always be sure that you’ll benefit from the CIA’s commitment to excellence every step of the way. You’ll work in world-class professional kitchens and bakeshops where the atmosphere is structured and intense but exhilarating—making it an awesome environment for learning. We also believe that a vital part of college life is the time you spend after class. There are approximately 150 veterans enrolled at our Hyde Park, NY campus and the Veterans Club is an excellent way to connect with people who share your interests. The college also offers competitive sports opportunities—intercollegiate soccer, basketball, cross-country, and tennis as well as various intramural sports, fitness programs, or recreational activities. In addition, support services are available on-campus as well as at the Hudson Valley VA.