Advance Your Food Career at the CIA


    Level Up Your Culinary Knowledge

    If you’re a food industry professional with years of experience, someone looking to change careers, or just want to know more about the world of food, the CIA offers a wide menu of academic experiences tailored to match your needs. These include:

    In addition to learning in our classrooms and kitchens, you’ll also:

    • Broaden your professional expertise and make industry contacts.
    • Learn from world-class CIA faculty who are renowned global experts in the culinary arts.
    • Participate in campus career fairs that feature leading companies in the food industry.
    • Apply for scholarships to help pay for your CIA education (More than 90 percent of our students receive financial aid). Even if you’re older than a traditional college student, don’t assume you won’t qualify. Be sure to file your FAFSA to determine your financial aid opportunities.
    • Engage in global networking opportunities through our more than 50,000+ alumni worldwide.

    In addition, our year-round academic cycles make it easier to start your CIA education when it’s most convenient as you balance work, family, and other life commitments. Learn more about our year-round entry dates.

    If you’ve already earned college credits, be sure to check out the CIA’s transfer credit policies.

  • Learn about CIA Transfer Tuesdays for adult college students


  • Bachelor’s travel programs give you an exclusive “insider look” at world cultures and cuisines.
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