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  • Welcome to CIA

    The World’s Premier Culinary College

  • CIA Seal

    鶹Ƶ has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education since its founding in 1946. With campuses in New York, California, and Texas, and an additional location in Singapore, we offer master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees; certificate programs; and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. In addition, our conferences and consulting services have made us the think tank of the food industry.

    Our Vision​

    Food is at the heart of our existence. Beyond sustenance, ​it is fundamental to cultures and deserves to be a source ​of joy for all people, families, and communities. We seek ​to better understand and promote its relationship to health, ​the environment, and a vibrant, equitable economy.​

    Our Mission​

    鶹Ƶ is dedicated to bettering the nation and the world by means of outstanding education, practice, and scholarship on all aspects of food and the enterprises related to it. Through a transformative learning experience, CIA prepares future food leaders, innovators, and experts for personal and professional success.​

    Our Values​

    CIA is a private, not-for-profit college, guided ​by the core values of Excellence, Leadership, ​Professionalism, Ethics, and Respect for Diversity.​

     
  • Our Logo


    On Founder’s Day, May 22, 2022, 鶹Ƶ unveiled a new logo to mark our next 75 years as the leader in the food world.


    Learn more in this video message from CIA President Dr. Timothy Ryan.


  • History of the CIA

    Our Story—the History of CIA

    For more than seven decades, CIA has been at the forefront of innovation and education excellence. From humble beginnings as a storefront cooking school in New Haven, CT, to multiple campuses around the world today, it’s been a remarkable story defined by amazing achievements, academic and professional excellence, diverse and accomplished individuals, and great food!
    Shaping the Future of Food

    Shaping the Future of Food

    Because CIA is renowned for its academic excellence and culinary expertise, we are often the ones driving important conversations in the food industry. These topics range from health and wellness to world cuisine to sustainability and eco-friendly solutions. Our programs and conferences advance not only the food profession, but the way the world eats.
    CIA News and Media

    News and Media

    Check out remarkable stories, media resources, and engaging videos about CIA or connect with our expert chefs and instructors.
    CIA Students Faculty and Alumni

    CIA Students, Faculty, and Alumni

    Students from all over the world enrich our campuses with their diverse backgrounds and viewpoints, faculty members bring big-time industry chops and expertise to their roles as valued teachers and mentors, and our global network of more than 50,000 alumni includes leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs in every corner of the food business.
    CIA Administration

    Administration

    Led by CIA President, Dr. L. Timothy Ryan ’77, the President’s Cabinet includes leading experts in culinary education, student affairs, strategic planning, and alumni support.
    Meet Sting: CIA’s New Mascot

    Meet Sting—CIA’s New Mascot

    We sat down for an exclusive interview with Sting to learn first-hand how this global citizen came to “bee” CIA’s new mascot.
    Diversity at the CIA

    Diversity at CIA

    CIA is a wonderfully diverse community, an inspiring melting pot of students, faculty, and staff representing every U.S. state and 30-plus countries around the world.
    CIA Social Media

    Let’s Connect

    Want to stay connected with CIA? Become a friend on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, watch our YouTube videos, or check us out on Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok. We’re everywhere!
    Job Opportunities at CIA

    Working at CIA

    CIA seeks to hire diverse, talented, and passionate people who embody our core values of excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity. In addition, we offer an exciting, supportive workplace, avenues for professional and personal growth, and a range of career opportunities.
  • Contact Us

    鶹Ƶ
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 845-452-9600
  • Andrea Martin, CIA advanced career experience (ACE) alumni, is a chef/consultant.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Andrea Martin '06
    Chef Consultant
    "I learned so much about food. I was so on fire every day that I could hardly sleep."
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    Alumni Spotlight

    Geoffrey Zakarian ’83
    Chef, Restaurateur, Consultant, Author, Entrepreneur, and TV Personality
    “Going to the CIA is going to be the best decision you’ve ever made. If you haven’t visited the campus yet, you’re in for an amazing treat. It’s truly spectacular. There’s no better place to study food than at 鶹Ƶ.”
  • Did You Know?


    Three times a year, every year, more than 100+ of the very best food, beverage, and hospitality companies attend the food world’s best Career Fair at CIA—looking to hire.
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