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The CIA is the world’s premier culinary college offering quality education programs, expert faculty, and world-class facilities.

  • World’s premier culinary college
  • Offering professional culinary education for 6+ decades
  • World class campus in New York, California, Texas & Singapore
  • Gold standard education programs & expert faculty

About Culinary Institute of America


Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) sets the standard for excellence in professional culinary education. An independent, not-for-profit college, the CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts or baking and pastry arts; bachelor's degrees in management, culinary science, hospitality and applied food studies; and certificate programs.

Outstanding Degree Programs

As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA offers degree programs that prepare students to become leaders in the food world. In addition, CIA bachelor’s degree students may focus their course of study with in the following concentrations: Advanced Concepts in Baking and Pastry; Advanced Wine, Beverage, Hospitality; American Food Studies: Farm-to-Table Cooking; Latin Cuisine Studies: New World Flavors, Ingredients, and Techniques; Asian Cuisine: An Edible Journey from Traditional to Contemporary; Intrapreneurship: Driving Innovation from Within an Organization. The CIA is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a prestigious regional association that accredits leading four-year Colleges and Universities...

World-Class Academic Facilities

Culinary Institute of America students benefit from an extraordinary learning environment that includes professionally equipped kitchens, bakeshops, and classrooms, as well as the opportunity to gain real-world experience working in student-staffed public restaurants on campus.

Expert Faculty

CIA students learn from masters of the foodservice and hospitality industries. The college’s award-winning education team of more than 170 chefs and instructors from 20 countries brings unparalleled industry experience and credentials to every kitchen and classroom.

Influential Alumni Network

From executive chefs to sommeliers, from entrepreneurs to research chefs, and from restaurateurs to CEOs, The Culinary Institute of America’s more than 49,000 successful alumni form a powerful career network. These talented leaders are instrumental to the growth and innovation of the foodservice and hospitality industry.

Vibrant Student Community

We enroll students from virtually every U.S. state and over 40 countries at our three campus locations, providing a wonderful environment where you can meet new friends and colleagues.

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