• CIA Student Dress Code
  • Dress Code: Dress for Success

    In the foodservice industry it’s important to look professional both inside and outside of the kitchen. Wear your uniform with pride!

    Business Professional

    If you're not wearing your chef's uniform, you must be in business casual attire while in all academic buildings. This includes orientation. But don't go out and buy a whole new wardrobe just yet...you'll spend most of your first two years in chef's whites. Learn the dos and don'ts of dressing at the CIA:


    Your Chef’s Uniform

    During your first year at the CIA, you’ll spend most of your time wearing chef’s whites. The uniform is included in your tuition costs, but remember that you must supply your own pair of kitchen-appropriate shoes. They must be black, slip-resistant, have an enclosed heel, and be sturdy. Learn more about the importance of professionalism and how to respect your uniform:


    For more information about the dress code, check out the college’s Professionalism, Uniform, and Hygiene Policy in the CIA Academic Catalog.