FOOD IS 
BIG.

Discover big opportunities at the world's premier culinary college.

With 1.7 million new food industry jobs expected in the next decade, there’s a world of opportunity for culinary enthusiasts—and not just chef careers! At the CIA, we offer a wide range of culinary education topics, including food policy, television, research, owning/operating a restaurant, and crafting unique pastry products. 

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THINK BIG.

Go beyond the kitchen to pursue your passion.

Start living your dream at The Culinary Institute of America. Our vibrant, food-centric environment encourages creative exploration. Our passion for food will be yours too— once you step foot on campus and see our impressive educational facilities including test kitchens, bakeshops, dining areas and vibrant campus life. You will learn from expert faculty, and benefit from supportive tutoring and enriching, hands-on experiences. Food is at the heart of The CIA, but we also have so much more!

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170

acres to explore.

Our New York campus hosts 170-acres for you to cook, learn, and have a truly unique and immersive college experience.

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of students take internships.

Learn by doing. In our programs, you’ll train with on-campus kitchens, bakeshops, restaurants, and 2,000+ CIA-approved internship sites.

REACH BIG.

You can do this! Invest in your future at the CIA.

We’re committed to making an education from the CIA as affordable as possible for you. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, including need-based grants and merit scholarships. Can't wait to get started? 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.

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Learn from the best in the business—150+ expert faculty with real-world industry success.

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Located in the picturesque New York’s Hudson River Valley with close proximity to New York City and other exciting northeast destinations, the campus is centrally located for both educational enrichment and fun.

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With students from over 40 countries, we’re a diverse community that fosters creativity.

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Hang out at the various dining options like The Egg, the popular student dining hall which includes a student-created pop-up restaurant.

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DREAM BIG.

Join a legacy of high-achieving graduates.

Whatever you dream of becoming—executive chef, restaurant or bakery owner, food entrepreneur, or food writer—the CIA will help you get there. From celebrity chefs, like Anthony Bourdain, to CEOs, like Steve Ells of Chipotle, our alumni go on to achieve greatness. Don’t delay your dream; apply today!

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