FOOD IS 

BIG.

THINK BIG. REACH BIG. DREAM BIG.

With 1.7 million new food industry jobs expected in the next decade, our mission at the CIA is to prepare graduates for exciting career options—many of which will be located closeby in the booming New York City market! Discover where a CIA education can take you. Fill out your information below to learn more.

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THINK BIG.

New opportunities are just around the corner.

With year-round entry dates (16 every year!) and personalized, one-on-one admissions support, you can begin classes as soon as you’re ready. Start reimagining your future today. Whatever your ultimate career goals are—executive chef, restaurant or bakery owner, food entrepreneur, food innovation manager, or food media—we’ll help you get there.

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49,000+

alumni around the globe.

Once completing your program, you’ll have no shortage of mentors and connections in every area of the food business.

74%

of leading food employers surveyed prefer to hire CIA grads.

Get your foot in the door! You’ll benefit from our reputation as the world’s premier culinary college.

REACH BIG.

You can do this! Invest in your future.

The Culinary Institute of America is more affordable than you might think. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid. You can even finish in less time and save on tuition with the right transfer credits.

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Our expert faculty members are the best in the business. Learn from an acclaimed master chef, a master sommelier, a published author — and more!

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Take advantage of our easy access to New York City for entertainment, top restaurants, and vast career opportunities.

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We’re a diverse community that fosters creativity. Students from over 40 countries come together on our beautiful Hudson Valley campus.

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DREAM BIG.

Join a legacy of high-achieving CIA alumni.

Our grads are world-famous celebrity chefs, innovative entrepreneurs, top restaurateurs, and a whole lot more. As a student, you’ll make powerful connections within the industry through externships and on-campus career fairs, boosting your marketability and overall knowledge.

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