Journey For Juniors

  • A Small Taste of Your Big Future in Food

    So you’re a high school student 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 during an exciting CIA culinary summer program. At Journey for Juniors, you’ll spend an action-packed Friday and Saturday on our Hyde Park, NY campus getting to know all about the CIA, the food industry—and yourself.

    What to Expect at Journey for Juniors

    Joins us this summer and:

    • Take part in fun programs like 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 the Journey for Juniors summer program for high school students, you must:

    • Be entering your senior year in high school by Fall 2020, 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 $425 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 Journey for Juniors summer program is not guaranteed until the CIA receives payment.
    • Cancellations on or before May 1, 2020 may receive a full refund. Cancellations after May 1, 2020 will not be eligible for a refund.

    Join us for Journey for Juniors on June 26–27, July 10–11, or July 24–25, 2020.

    Register Now


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