Only at the CIA

  • The Culinary Institute of America is unlike any other college. We are the only accredited, not-for-profit college where everything is related to food and hospitality.

    #OnlyAtCIA…do you receive unparalleled hands-on and experiential learning along with the management, science, and liberal arts education that puts you in position to become a leader and influencer in the food world.

    #OnlyAtCIA…does everyone who’s anyone in the food world come to you. Students get an opportunity to meet world-renowned chefs, restaurateurs, culinary scientists, authors, and more, who visit classes, give lectures and demonstrations, and speak at graduation ceremonies.

    #OnlyAtCIA…do you get the full college experience, with dozens of student clubs, year-round activities, intercollegiate and intramural athletics.

    #OnlyAtCIA…do recruiters from restaurants and organizations throughout the food and hospitality business come to our campuses throughout the year to actively recruit students and recent graduates for leadership-track positions.

  • Why Study at the CIA - Yes Chef

    Why Study at the CIA?

    You’re in your element; everyone here loves food. You’ll get an education that gives you immediate respect and prestige then join a network of more than 50,000 grads looking to hire you.
    Choosing the Best Culinary College

    Choosing the Best Culinary College

    There is a difference between just a cooking school and a college with a focus on all things culinary. If you want to do more than work in the food world—if you want to lead it—pick the right college for your career goals.
    CIA Leads the Way - Innovation Kitchen

    The CIA Leads the Way

    Through our innovative academic programs, conferences, and thought leadership initiatives, the future of the food world is shaped at the CIA.