We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 19, 2019. Classes will resume on August 20.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, CA, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, Grove, and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Savor will be closed.

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    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 Food Business Management degree and Applied Food Studies degree are eligible for this concentration.

  • Get CIA's Top Culinary Careers Whitepaper

  • 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