Journey For Juniors

  • A Small Taste of Your Big Future in Food

    So you’re thinking about a career in food. And you’re interested in the CIA. Join the club! The food world is filled with more opportunities and career paths than ever before.

    Here’s your chance to get a sneak peek. At Journey for Juniors, you’ll spend an action-packed Friday and Saturday on our Hyde Park, NY campus this summer getting to know all about the CIA, the food industry—and yourself.

    What to Expect

    At Journey for Juniors, you will:

    • Take part in an interactive cooking demonstration and tasting. (Yes, you’re really here, learning from a CIA chef!)
    • Meet other high school juniors (maybe even your future classmates!) from all over the country.
    • Learn all about the hot career paths and cool CIA majors you can choose from.
    • Practice your “Yes, Chef!” as you cook and bake for the very first time with CIA chef-instructors in our professional kitchens and bakeshops.
    • Get the lowdown on what it’s like to be a CIA student from the source—our current students.
    • Enjoy amazing CIA food and hospitality, including dinner prepared and served by CIA students.
    • Walk around campus and imagine yourself here, for real, in a year or less!


    To participate in Journey for Juniors, you must:

    • Be entering your senior year in high school by Fall 2019, be at least 16 years of age, and be considering a culinary or baking and pastry career.
    • Have one parent or legal guardian accompany you. Your parent will take part in all aspects of the program, with the exception of the kitchen class on Saturday.


    The $400 fee covers program costs, hotel room for two, and most meals. One parent or guardian must accompany you to the event.
    Please note that your spot in the program is not guaranteed until the CIA receives payment.
    Cancellations on or before May 1, 2019 may receive a full refund. Cancellations after May 1, 2019 will not be eligible for a refund.

    Sign up now for June 28–29, July 12–13, or July 19–20, 2019*

    *Please note: all 2019 Journey for Juniors events are full.

    To be added to the wait list, please contact Admissions Counselor Ron Knoth using the waitlist links below.

    June 28–29:

    July 12–13:

    July 19–20:



    Please contact Ron Knoth, admissions counselor, at 845-451-1509 or Ronald.Knoth@culinary.edu.

    Hungry for An Even More Comprehensive Experience?

    Satisfy your appetite by signing up for the exclusive CIA Culinary Academy Summer Camp—six days of lectures, demos, hands-on baking and cooking, field trips, and way too much fun!

    Learn more now