• Read about CIA student's passion, experiences, & their journey to attend the best culinary school.
  • CIA Student Bios

    High school graduates, college transfers, career changers, military veterans, food business professionals, entrepreneurs—our students have diverse backgrounds and come from all walks of life. But they share something in common, too: a passion for food and a desire to succeed in the food business. Here are some of their stories:

    For even more CIA Student Profiles check out CIA's Culinary School Blog.

  • Management

  • Alexis Brown, CIA New York Bachelor's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management student.
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Kodie Engel - CIA Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts Management student.
    Niagara Falls, NY
    Aaron Tarpley, CIA NY Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts Management student and veteran.
    Jacksonville, NC
    U.S. Army
    Joshua Turo, CIA Culinary Arts Management Bachelor's Degree student in Hyde Park, New York.
    Hagaman, NY
  • Culinary Science

  • Walker Alvey, Culinary Science Bachelor's Degree student at The Culinary Institute of America in NY.
    Lake Charles, LA
    Charolette Browder CIA New York Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Science student
    Chicago, IL
    Alexander Telinde, CIA Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Science student.
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Matthew Tovey, Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Science student at The Culinary Institute of America.
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Applied Food Studies

  • Dan Salisbury, CIA Bachelor's Degree in Applied Food Studies student in New York.
    Canton, MA
    Olushola Wadley, CIA New York Bachelor's Degree in Applied Food Studies student.
    Brooklyn, NY
    Connor White, CIA New York Bachelor's Degree in Applied Food Studies student.
    Elmira Heights, NY
  • Culinary Arts

  • Glenecia Gowens, CIA Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student.
    Corinth, TX
    Sarah Lubitz, Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Mobile, AL
    Steven Lyons, Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Roanoke, VA
    Kyle Wagner, Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student at The Culinary Institute of America.
    Cypress, TX
  • Baking & Pastry Arts

  • Zachary Bryant, CIA New York Associate Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts student.
    Oxford, PA
    Austin Markland, CIA Associate Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts student.
    Bear, DE
    Alex Talbot, Associate Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts student at the CIA in Hyde Park, NY.
    Edmond, OK
    Cindy Yuong, CIA New York Associate Degree in Baking & Pastry Arts student.
    Seattle, WA
  • International Students

  • Shreeya Adka, CIA Bachelor's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management student from India.
    Coimbatore, India
    Nilson Chaves Netto, CIA Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student from Brazil.
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Kenny Sugiarto, a CIA Culinary Arts student from Indonesia.
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Riddhi Venkateshwaran, from India, is a CIA NY Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts Management student
    Mumbai, India
  • Veterans

  • Nathan Gunderson, CIA Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student in New York and U.S. Army veteran
    Portland, OR
    U.S. Army
    Rodney Harvey, CIA Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student and veteran.
    Biloxi, MS
    U.S. Army
    Kevin Markey, CIA Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student and veteran.
    Petaluma, CA
    U.S. Navy
    Jennifer Rice, CIA Degrees in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Arts & veteran scholarship recipient
    Highland Falls, NY
    Military Wife
  • Student Athletes

  • Alexis Brown, CIA New York Bachelor's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management student.
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Jeremy Sawyer, CIA New York Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts Management student and veteran.
    Reno, NV
    U.S. Army
    Brynne Schlicher, CIA NY Bachelor's Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts Management student.
    Middletown, PA
    Robert RJ Yoakum, CIA Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student and athlete at CIA Hyde Park, NY.
    Mission Viejo, CA