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    Visiting The Culinary Institute of America

  • Welcome to the World’s Premier Culinary College

    In keeping with state and federal guidelines regarding the ongoing coronavirus situation, our campus is closed at this time. We can’t wait to welcome you to visit us in the future, but for now, you can get a taste of the CIA by checking out our virtual campus visits.

    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.

  • CIA students get résumé-building experience during their internship—and have more than 2,000 to choose from!