San Antonio is all about community, on campus and off. It’s an amazing, friendly city pulsing with Latin American-infused culture and cuisine, and our commuter location in the heart of the Pearl District drops you squarely into the action. Attracting a unique blend of future chefs, food lovers, and established culinary leaders, our CIA Texas campus is packed with food-focused activities and events that ignite your knowledge of Latin American cuisines and food traditions. Connect with friends through activities like barbecue and garden clubs, Sugar Rush, Habla Fresca Lecture Series, or take part in the city’s Paella Challenge. At CIA Texas in San Antonio, you’re sure to find a small and inclusive community where you’ll really get to know your instructors and make lifelong friends.
At CIA Texas in San Antonio, you’ll explore big ideas, learn practical skills, and be mentored by some of the best minds in food an academics. Our associate degree programs at our Texas campus follow the same in-depth curriculum as our main CIA campus in Hyde Park, NY. Here you’ll gain core knowledge and skills that are the foundation of everything you’ll do at CIA—and out in the food world.
Culinary Arts—Build the foundation for your culinary creativity, from cooking methods to flavor principles to butchery. You’ll learn about sustainability, wellness, responsible sourcing, world cultures and cuisines…knowledge every future thinking food professional needs.
Baking and Pastry Arts—Learn the techniques, ingredient function, and design principles behind everything from puff pastry to baguettes to entremets—and then envision and create your unique versions. You’ll also learn to prepare savory fare perfect for your own café.
Located on the San Antonio River Walk and set among the restored 19th-century buildings of the former Pearl Brewery, the CIA’s 30,000-square-foot main building features:
There’s no better way to learn about CIA Texas than by visiting our commuter campus. Explore our San Antonio location on an informative tour conducted by our admissions staff or join us for an online open house.
Are you curious about what it’s really like to be a CIA student? We’ve got you covered. Our students are ready to answer the questions you haven’t asked anyone else, share their own personal experiences, and give you expert and genuine advice—because they’ve gone through it, too. Find out what it means to be part of the CIA family. Connect with someone now or see more students here!
The award-winning restaurant and pop-up café at CIA Texas are part of our students’ educational experience. Under the guidance of our world-class faculty, students transform the freshest ingredients into truly unique and memorable dishes.
Savor offers contemporary American fare like you’ve never tasted before—our carefully curated menu puts an innovative twist on classic dishes using ingredients and techniques from around the world. Reservations for Savor are suggested.
Discover the pop-up CIA Bakery Café created by CIA’s baking and pastry senior class under the direction of Certified Master Baker Alain Dubernard. The CIA Bakery Café offers sweet and savory delights that are sure to please.