Set on a bluff overlooking the beautiful Hudson River, our main campus is unmatched by any other culinary school in the world. You can’t help but be swept up by the energy and enthusiasm of the students and faculty, all of whom have one thing in common—a deep passion for all things food. Whether you’re a student seeking a food-focused degree, an entrepreneur hoping to succeed in the thriving food business, or a home cook wanting to expand your skills, you’ll find inspiration here.
Our Hyde Park campus offers:
The quality of our faculty is one of the top reasons the CIA is the world’s best culinary college. All of our 150+ faculty members across three U.S. campuses are dedicated and talented teachers, each possessing a diverse set of skills and experiences that they’re eager to share with you. The person leading your class might be an acclaimed master chef, an executive from a major food business, the owner of a world-famous restaurant, a published author, or a master sommelier.
By combining a top-notch culinary education with a vibrant campus community and extracurricular programs, the 170-acre Hyde Park location offers a truly unique college experience. At the center of campus is Roth Hall, an impressive early 20th-century brick structure that was once a Jesuit seminary. Nearby are the Conrad N. Hilton Library, the Colavita Center for Italian Food and Wine, the J. Willard Marriott Education Center, the Marriott Pavilion (featuring the 800-seat Ecolab Auditorium), and the General Foods Nutrition Center. Also on campus: the Student Commons, which offers athletic and fitness facilities in the Student Recreation Center and various dining options in The Egg, the popular student hangout that includes a student-run craft beer brewery and a student-created pop-up restaurant.
A visit to the Hyde Park campus isn’t complete without a bite to eat at one (or more) of the college’s five famous, student-staffed restaurants—the American Bounty Restaurant, The Bocuse Restaurant, Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici, and the Apple Pie Bakery Café.
Public tours led by current CIA students are available, and the campus store is open to visitors, too.
Reservations are suggested for each of our award-winning restaurants except the Apple Pie Bakery Café.
American Bounty Restaurant Discover Inspired Foods of the Americas
Apple Pie Bakery Café Sumptuous Baked Goods and Café Cuisine
The Bocuse Restaurant Creative New Interpretations of French Classics
Ristorante Caterina de' Medici Italy’s Authentic Flavors in a Magnificent Tuscan Villa Setting