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  • Turn Your Passion into a Career in Food—Start CIA Now

    The food industry is full of flavor and bursting with opportunities for those looking for a career that is creative, rewarding, diverse, and full of excitement. With a CIA degree, you’ll maximize your earning potential and take your career to the next level. CIA alumni are leaders in the industry who work in restaurants, hotels, test kitchens, and more.

    It's not too late to get the career you’ve always wanted with a CIA education. Apply now, start this fall!


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    Build on your experience

    Make the most of your skills, knowledge, and life experience by adding a CIA degree or certificate. We’ll help you reach your career goals no matter where you are in your career and education path:

  • CIA alumni network to help hire you

    CIA majors to choose from

    At the CIA, you can study food business, wine management, culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, food business management, culinary science, applied food studies, or hospitality management.

    Get personalized one-on-one support from CIA counselors

    of CIA students receive financial aid

    We want you to focus 100% on your CIA experience. That’s why we’re so committed to helping you secure the financial aid and scholarships you need. Together, we’ve got this!

  • For the Life You Want

    If you have a passion for food, you definitely need to be at the CIA

    Why? Because every CIA student shares your passion and everything about the CIA is designed to feed that passion. Our faculty have diverse backgrounds and industry experiences (they literally wrote the book on food!) that will make you hungry to learn. CIA kitchens, bakeshops, labs, and restaurants are world-class. And our internships, travel experiences, and academic concentrations will shape you into the leader you want to be. A CIA education has launched thousands of careers, from executive chef to food entrepreneur to culinary R&D and more. Yours could be next!



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    Join our friendly, energetic community of food-obsessed students, who come from more than 40 countries.

    Study Abroad in Italy

    Customize your learning with a bachelor’s concentration in anything from wines to farm-to-table to Italian, Asian, or Latin American cuisine, and more.

    Fall at the CIA

    We’ll help you get here! More than 90% of CIA students receive financial aid, and in 2017–2018, the average aid package our students received was $21,159.

  • For a Lifetime of Success

    Alumni Connections

    As a CIA graduate, you’ll be forever connected with a thriving, influential network of 50,000 proud alumni who know firsthand the kind of food professional you are. Maybe that’s why so many CIA grads hire fellow grads first—and why they tell interested students like you to study here (and recommend you for a CIA Alumni Referral Scholarship!).

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