The Culinary Institute of America

  • The Culinary Institute
    of America

    Create Your Food Career with a CIA Degree!

    New York  |  California  |  Texas  |  Admissions  |  Academics
    Now Enrolling for Jan–March
    2017 Entry Dates!
    Valuable Scholarships and Grants Available for Select Programs and Dates

    Whatever your career goals—executive chef; restaurant or bakery owner; food entrepreneur; food innovation manager; food writer or photographer—The Culinary Institute of America will prepare you for success.

    Begin Your CIA Culinary Adventure Today!

    • Gold standard degree programs that are respected and admired throughout the food world
    • Expert faculty with more than 170 chefs, instructors, and professors
    • State-of-the-art facilities: dynamic teaching kitchens and award-winning restaurants
    • Unparalleled skill development: 1,300 hours of hands-on cooking experience
    Leading employers in the food industry prefer to hire CIA graduates. Over 95% of our students seeking employment have jobs within six months of graduation.

    Follow your food passion! Choose the CIA for an exciting career in the world of food.

  • “Why would I go to a school that was reading a book instead of going to the school where they wrote the book?”—Gia Young ’16