Welcome to THE WORLD’S PREMIER CULINARY COLLEGE
"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
The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education for more than six decades.
Founded in 1946, the CIA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of professional excellence, health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines and cultures through research and conferences. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; and San Antonio, TX.
The CIA Mission:
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world's best professional culinary education.
Excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity are the core values that guide our efforts.
We teach our students the general knowledge and specific skills necessary to live successful lives and to grow into positions of influence and leadership in their chosen profession.
This school offers programs in: