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FOOD IS LIFE

Located in the picturesque Hudson River Valley with close proximity to New York City and other exciting Northeast destinations, our New York campus is centrally located for both educational enrichment and fun. There’s a world of opportunity for people who love food—and it’s waiting for you right here.

Join over 50,000 alumni who have turned their culinary passion into a career.

Go beyond the kitchen at our NY campus

Learn From The Best

150+ expert faculty with real-world industry success.

Hang Out at The Egg

A popular student dining venue, marketplace, and lounge that also includes a student-created pop-up concept.

Prepare to Succeed

At the CIA, we provide the education to prepare you to succeed in areas as diverse as food policy, television, research, owning/operating a restaurant, and crafting unique pastry products.

Join a Diverse Community

With students from more than 45 countries, we’re a diverse community that fosters creativity.

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 our amazing campus and see our impressive kitchens, bakeshops, and restaurants and get a taste of our 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!

I took the drive up to the New York campus. I fell in love with the beauty of the Hudson Valley; I had never seen such breathtaking views. The CIA provides the best culinary education you can get. I felt like I found a place where I belonged.

Deep Patel ’17
Associate Research and Development Chef, McCormick & Company

I really hit my stride when I got to the Hyde Park campus. I’d finally found ‘my people.’ It was hard but it was also fun and it felt right.

Julia Collin Davison ’96
Co-air Co-host, America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country; Executive Editor, America’s Test Kitchen 

What They’re Saying

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 three entry dates each year and personalized, one-on-one admissions support, you can begin classes as soon as you’re ready.

You Can Do This—Invest in Your Future at the CIA

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 Cat Cora 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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