The CIA in Texas


    Explore the CIA in San Antonio

    The CIA Texas campus in San Antonio is home to a diverse and energetic community of food lovers who have a special interest in Latin cuisine. We welcome students seeking a career in culinary or baking and pastry arts, entrepreneurs looking to launch new ventures in the food business, or homegrown chefs who are just looking to expand their skills for friends and family.

    Programs Offered in San Antonio, Texas

    At CIA’s San Antonio campus, we offer:

    Our faculty members include top chefs, food executive, restaurant owners, master sommeliers, and more.

    San Antonio Campus Highlights

    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:

    Seeing is Believing

    We offer tours led by CIA students. Hear from them firsthand about the career opportunities that await you. And of course, if you’re going to visit CIA’s Texas campus, you need to grab a bite at one (or more) of our student-staffed restaurants—Nao and the CIA Bakery Café.

  • Learn about CIA's El Sueno Culinary Scholarship in San Antonio, Texas

  • Take a Virtual Campus Tour of CIA's Texas campus
  • Contact Us

    The CIA San Antonio
    312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2102
    San Antonio, TX 78215
    Phone: 210-554-6400
  • Entrance to Nao, the restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio, Texas.

    Dining at the CIA Texas

    Nao at the CIA San Antonio plays a role in our students’ educational experience. Reservations are suggested.

    It’s all about fire and heat at the CIA’s restaurant at the Pearl Brewery. At dinner, the open kitchen makes it easy for diners to experience the drama created by cooking with live fire. The contemporary menu offers creatively re-imagined dishes and a highly curated beverage program. This world-class restaurant is operated by students about to graduate from the CIA’s degree program. They work under the supervision of highly experienced chef-instructors and maître d’instructors.