• Learn about CIA's latin cuisines concentration; apply now for this intensive bachelor's degree program!
  • Latin American Cuisine
    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration


    Latin American cuisine continues to fire up the restaurant business, influencing chefs and food sales around the world. According to the National Restaurant Association's 2017 What’s Hot Culinary Forecast, Latin American flavors were ranked among the top flavors worldwide. Spice up your knowledge of this popular cuisine at our campus in San Antonio, Texas, where you’ll spend the semester learning 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

    Other highlights:

    • 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.

    Also learn more about our CIA’s travel abroad program to Peru.

    Only students in the CIA bachelor’s degree Food Business Management and Applied Food Studies programs are eligible for this concentration.

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  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
  • “We used cooking techniques and ingredients that I had never heard about, and went to different restaurants, farms, missions, and even tortillerias around San Antonio. I even learned a lot about my own Mexican culture and roots that I didn't know before.”—Edna Peredia, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student