Latin American Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques
Latin American cuisine continues to fire up the restaurant business, influencing chefs and food sales around the world. If it gets you fired up, this is the concentration for you. Explore the bold, spicy flavors and fresh, healthy ingredients that make it such a consistently popular dining choice. You’ll spend a semester at our campus in San Antonio, Texas enjoying the culture and restaurant scene of this dynamic city as you learn to create authentic interpretations of traditional Latin American food.
“The Latin concentration not only enhanced my knowledge about Latin American cuisine; it offered a world of opportunities that have shaped my future in the industry. What I learned will be an asset to my career and education for years to come.”—Giselle Sigala, CIA bachelor’s degree student
- Understand how Latin cuisine is incorporated into restaurants, cafés, hotels, private clubs, catering companies, and retail operations.
- Study the foods, unique ingredients, and cultural traditions of Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Central America, Caribbean, and other Latin American regions.
- Learn from expert faculty and visiting Latin cuisines instructors.
Full course details are available in CIA’s catalog.
Only students in the Food Business Management degree, Applied Food Studies degree, or bachelor’s degree completion program are eligible for this concentration.