• Learn about CIA's Culinary intraprenuership bachelor's degree concentration program
  • Culinary Intrapreneurship
    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration

    Driving Innovation from Within an Organization

    Develop the skills you need to develop creative foodservice proposals for major corporations. Want to pitch, develop, and run a successful operation as part of your education experience? Now you can, with the new Intrapreneurship Concentration.

    “It’s an invaluable experience for anyone who wants to pursue a career in the fast-casual or otherwise corporate industry. You get not only the knowledge to run a business, but the skills required to maneuver successfully through a multilevel organization.”—Yejin Yoon, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student

    No other college in the world gives you the opportunity quite like this. You’ll follow a defined set of operational standards and criteria, similar to developing and pitching a new concept within a corporate environment—and that’s what differentiates intrapreneurship from typical entrepreneurial business planning.

    This bachelor’s degree concentration will allow you and your classmates to operate your own restaurant or foodservice concept in the Student Commons dining facility at the CIA’s New York campus for an entire semester! The Intrapreneurship curriculum will give you the chance to:

    • Join a motivated group of students progressing through the concentration as a team.
    • Become immersed in the study of key intrapreneurial concepts such as business plan development, financing, corporate ventures, and innovation.
    • Work in a team developing and pitching an initial concept in the second semester of junior year. One of the concepts is then selected by a panel of industry professionals and faculty for the entire class to implement.
    • Get involved in the concept planning for the chosen project in the first semester of your senior year—another opportunity to forward your ideas related to development of menus and recipes, facility design, ordering and inventory management systems, and sanitation regulations to support the venture.
    • Bring it all together in the second half of your senior year, when you and your fellow students will implement your foodservice concept—including operations, hiring, costing, and service—for the campus community.

    Only students in the CIA bachelor’s degree Food Business Management program are eligible for this concentration.

  • “I had a blast working with my classmates to develop recipes, conquer challenges, be creative, and make our own decisions to construct an entire restaurant from start to finish. No other culinary college offers such a comprehensive approach to learn how to actually open a new food business.”—Matthew Francis Johnson, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student