Bachelor’s Degree Concentration


    Farm-To-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table

    You’re strong in your beliefs—fresh, local food and socially conscious green practices are essential for creating the best dining experiences. Stay true to these values with our Farm-to-Table bachelor’s degree concentration. Choose to expand your knowledge of sustainable food systems right here on-campus in New York, or spend a semester away at the CIA California campus in the Napa Valley, where you’ll spend the semester examining the ideals behind this food philosophy, growing and harvesting food in our campus gardens, and creating community events that celebrate and engage local farmers and producers.

    Program Highlights:

    • Explore topics such as advanced cooking, ecology of food, sustainable food systems, and chef-community relations.
    • Plant and nurture crops in the CIA California or CIA New York gardens.
    • Source ingredients from local farms, fields, and forests in the most world-renowned food and wine regions.
    • Develop menus using sourced ingredients as you participate in tastings and cooking demos.
    • Produce menu items in a professional kitchen setting.

    Only students in the Food Business Management degree, Applied Food Studies degree, or bachelor’s degree completion program are eligible for this concentration.