• The CIA is an industry leader by providing conference opportunities in a variety of topics.

    Guiding the Next Wave of Change in the Food Industry

    The Culinary Institute of America's Industry Leadership programs are for foodservice operators for inspiration, networking, skill development, culinary insights, and continuing education credit. These conferences, summits, and professional retreats focus on topics and trends crucial to the industry, including flavor development, health and wellness, nutrition science, volume foodservice, sustainability, and technology.

    The calendar of leadership programs offered by the CIA has grown from the initial Worlds of Flavor® conference in 1998 to a dozen events that include partnerships with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the MIT Media Lab, and the University of California, Davis.

    Conferences and Leadership Summits

    Our programing focuses on topics and trends of particular interest to professional chefs. Our presenters are innovators and entrepreneurs, scientists and academics, and of course, culinary executives and foodservices professionals from all sectors of our industry.

    Join us for education and networking, inspiration and innovation, discussions and culinary demonstrations. The following links will provide all the details you need.

    World Cuisines and Cultures

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    Sustainability and Food Ethics

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    Professional Excellence and Innovation

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    Health and Wellness

    Upcoming CIA health and wellness conferences >