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Your Future In Food Is Calling

Food and hospitality aren’t just some of the world’s biggest industries—they’re also full of flavor and bursting with opportunities for those looking for a career that is creative, rewarding, diverse, and full of excitement. There’s a world of opportunity for people who love food—both in the kitchen and well beyond!

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

Feed your dreams at the CIA

Hands-On Learning

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

NY Campus

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.

Diverse Community

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

The Egg

Hang out at The Egg, a popular student dining venue, marketplace, and lounge that also includes a student-created pop-up concept.

Food is Life

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 in the kitchen and beyond. We’ll prepare you to succeed in areas as diverse as hospitality, food policy, television, research, owning/operating a restaurant, and crafting delightful pastry products. 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’m so proud to be a CIA alum, and quite frankly, I don’t think I would have the career I have now if it wasn’t for that CIA degree in my pocket.

Julia Collin Davison ’96
On-air co-host, America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country; executive editor, America’s Test Kitchen

My time at the CIA not only prepared me to enter the working world as a chef, but also helped me get mentally prepared for everything that has followed.

Steve Ells ’90
Founder and executive chairman, Chipotle Mexican Grill

What They’re Saying

Discover Your Career Path

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. 

Future Calling

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 helpyou get there. From celebrity chefs, like Cat Cora, to CEOs, like Steve Ells of Chipotle, our alumni go on to achieve greatness.

Successful Culinary Careers

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