Visiting The Culinary Institute of America

  • Welcome to the World’s Premier Culinary College

    There’s no other place like the CIA. Come see firsthand how students prepare to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs and leaders in the food business at our extraordinary U.S. campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; or San Antonio, TX.

    Whether you’re thinking of applying to a degree or certificate program, considering one of our many food and wine enthusiast programs, or just curious to learn more about how we do what we do, we welcome your visit.

    And while you’re here, be sure to enjoy our award-winning restaurants and cafés, retail stores, and public tours.

    Can’t get to a campus right now? No worries. You can also attend a friendly CIA admissions event in your area, or get to know us through our online chats and presentations. View our Admissions Events calendar >

  • Dining at the CIA Restaurants

    The Culinary Institute of America is a great place for a business lunch, dinner with friends, a special-occasion meal, or a quick cup of coffee and a pastry.

  • “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