You love food—creating it, sharing it, planning your entire day around it. It’s who you are. Great news: the CIA is filled with people from all over the world who are just like you!
We’re a culinary college that’s totally focused on making sure you have the life in food and hospitality you dream of (and an awesome college experience too!).
It’s the absolute best way! You’ll learn by doing in our kitchens, bakeshops, labs, gardens, restaurants, internships, and study abroad. And in our classrooms, you’ll explore subjects in the way most meaningful to you—through food.
From day one, you’ll be part of a diverse, tight-knit campus community of people who totally get you. Connect with new friends in student activities like clubs, cook-offs, karaoke, yoga, intercollegiate sports, hiking, movies…there’s so much to do, on and off campus.
Your time at the CIA will be one of exciting self-discovery. Want to make people happy with your food? Create an amazing guest experience? Change the world? Through your courses, instructors and advisors, you’ll find the careers that are just right for you. Check out what CIA graduates are doing now.
Supporting your success begins with getting you here. Our financial aid team is ready to help. And the support doesn’t stop once you're a CIA student—we'll continue helping you with scholarship resources, tutoring, counseling…whatever you need, whenever you need it.
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We wish you were here—but until you are, check out our virtual tours and online events!
Invest in your future! The CIA is number one in ROI among all degree-granting culinary colleges. Our powerful network of 50,000+ alumni work in every segment of the food industry.
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