• Latin Cuisine Studies
    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration

    New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques

    Expand your horizons with a Latin Cuisines Bachelor’s Degree concentration. Fueled by consumer demand and demographic shifts, Latin cuisine is one of the hottest segments of the foodservice industry. Restaurant patrons are demanding both authentic and creative interpretations of the traditional foods of Latin America, and this demand is calling for chefs to be more knowledgeable than ever in these regionally diverse cuisines.

    “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. Wha I learned will be an asset to my career and education for years to come.”—Giselle Sigala, CIA Bachelor’s Degree Student

    The CIA’s Latin Cuisine concentration is located at our culinary school in Texas and will give you a valuable culinary specialization. When you earn your bachelor’s degree concentration in Latin Cuisine, you’ll enter the workforce more marketable than ever. You’ll be able to use your new skills and knowledge of Latin cuisine in diverse settings such as restaurants, cafés, hotels, private clubs, catering companies, and retail operations.

    • Spend a semester at our culinary school in San Antonio, Texas.
    • Study the foods of Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Central America, the Caribbean, and more.
    • Become immersed in the unique ingredients, culinary techniques, and cultural traditions that span these rich regions.
    • Explore the nuances of flavor development and culinary expression.
    • Learn from expert faculty and visiting Latin cuisines instructors like award-winning chef Rick Bayless.

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

  • “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
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