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Begin Your Life in Food at the CIA.


Hands-on learning with expert faculty


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Real-world experience in 9 public restaurants


The food world’s most powerful alumni

Become the Best of the Best

CIA graduates are a cut above the rest. It’s why top food and hospitality companies continually look to hire them—they’re the best of the best. Are you ready to join them? Hear why it’s the best decision you’ll ever make.

I love the fact that all of your chefs want you to succeed. But no chef will give it to you; it has to be earned. It reminds me a lot of being in the Army where it is extremely team-driven.

John Gibbs
US Army Veteran, CIA student, Bachelor’s in Food Business Management

It was really easy for me to come to school every day wearing a uniform correctly and with pride. That was something I was used to. I wore the veteran lapel pin and the Air Force pin proudly. The faculty and staff were supportive and grateful for my service.

Amy L. Chicavich ’14
US Air Force Veteran, Food Service Manager, All Sport Health and Fitness, Fishkill, NY

What They’re Saying

Your GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon program benefits can cover up to 100% of your college tuition—so why not choose the best? Use your hard-earned benefits to the fullest by earning an associate, bachelor’s or even a master’s degree from the world-famous Culinary Institute of America. We make it easy. Our dedicated admissions and financial aid counselors are here to help you navigate the process, submit necessary paperwork, as well as answer any benefit questions every step of the way.

Put Your Benefits to Work For You

We’re proud to be a Military Friendly® School! This designation by VICTORY signals that CIA is one of a select list of colleges setting the standard for higher education in providing the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. At the CIA, we’re committed to providing you with the best tools, support, and camaraderie you need to accomplish your goals and start your new career path. With more than 100 veterans enrolled at our New York campus alone, it’s the ideal place to connect with others as you earn your degree.

Right at Home at the CIA


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A sense of purpose. Service. Making a difference. You’ve experienced them all in your military career, so it’s only natural to seek them in your next one. The Culinary Institute of America was founded to provide culinary career training for returning WWII veterans—and we stand by that proud commitment today. Only the CIA offers you the highest-caliber hands-on culinary instruction, backed by an influential 50,000+ alumni network of industry leaders to support you throughout every step of your food career.

#OnlyatCIA represents the countless ways the world’s premier culinary college is unlike anywhere else—EXPECT ALL THIS AND MORE.