• Culinary School in Texas

    Explore The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio


    The CIA San Antonio is home to a diverse and energetic community of people with one common passion: food. Whether you’re a student seeking a culinary or baking and pastry arts degree, an entrepreneur hoping to succeed in the food business, or a home cook wanting to expand your skills, you’ll feel welcome here.

    CIA Texas Academic Programs

    Our San Antonio campus offers:

    • Associate degrees with majors in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts, based on the same innovative curricula as the world-renowned degree programs at our New York campus
    • Custom programs for leaders and professionals in the food industry
    • Programs for food and wine enthusiasts, from two-hour demos and one-day cooking classes to multi-day skill-building Boot Camps

    CIA Texas Faculty

    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 unique 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.

    CIA Texas Campus

    The CIA San Antonio is housed in a 30,000-square-foot building at the dynamic Pearl site near downtown. Located on the San Antonio River Walk and set among the restored 19th century buildings of the former Pearl Brewery, the campus features a one-of-a-kind Latin kitchen with both indoor and outdoor cooking stations, plus five other teaching kitchens and a professional bakeshop. Demonstration theaters, a computer lab, the Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons, and a library round out the education resources.

    Visit the CIA in Texas

    Come pay us a visit, and while you’re here be sure to stop in at our student-run Nao Latin Gastro Bar to sample the flavorful world of Latin American cuisines and beverages. And you might also treat yourself to one of the sweet or savory goodies created by our baking and pastry arts students in the pop-up CIA Bakery Café if you time your visit right. We expect to “pop up” again in early 2017—watch our Texas campus restaurants page for upcoming opening dates.

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  • The CIA San Antonio

    312 Pearl Parkway, Building 3
    San Antonio, TX 78215


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    Dining at the CIA Texas

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

    Nao Latin Gastro Bar Imagination is key to the exploration of Latin American cuisine and beverages at Nao Latin Gastro Bar. Every day is a culinary adventure and an opportunity to share a meal, a story, and the company of good friends.

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