Advance Your Culinary Career at the CIA


    Continue Your Culinary Journey at the CIA

    You may already be in the food industry and are looking to advance your culinary career. Or maybe you want a career change. No matter your situation, we know your time is valuable and you want to ensure a return on your investment. The CIA offers you:

    • Valuable hands-on skills and innovative knowledge that will prepare you for success in the booming foodservice industry
    • Guidance and mentorship from an expert CIA faculty backed by more experience and credentials than any culinary school in the world
    • Four culinary career fairs per year that draw leading employers to campus, plus lifetime support from our Career Services Office
    • A supportive, global CIA alumni network of 49,000+ members
    • The power of a degree from the world’s leading culinary college that’s highly respected throughout the food industry

    Get Started When You’re Ready

    With important factors such as work, family, and career to consider, our year-round admission process makes it easier to start your CIA education when it’s most convenient.

    Already hold a college degree or college credits? Learn more about the CIA’s college credit transfer policies.

    You Should Know:

    • Be sure to file your FAFSA. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid for culinary degrees. Don’t assume you won’t qualify.
    • Experience counts. Even if your foodservice experience was more than 10 years ago, as long as it meets our requirements, it qualifies.
    • Considering Winter or Spring enrollment? Learn more about our year round entry dates.
  • “Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has the Institute.”
    — Craig Claiborne, Celebrated Author and Food Critic, The New York Times