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  • Love Food? Make it Your Life!

    You love everything about food—growing it, cooking it, sharing it, blogging about it—or you wouldn’t be here, reading this. If you see yourself shining in a food or hospitality-focused career, then CIA might be your perfect college fit. At Â鶹ĘÓƵ, you’ll learn practical hands-on skills, explore big ideas and be mentored by some of the best minds in food, hospitality, and academics from all over the world.

    College Life with a Culinary Twist

    College Life with a Culinary Twist

    Variety is the spice of life when it comes to campus activities. Whatever your passion, you’re sure to find countless opportunities involving food, friends, and fun. Get involved in student led clubs, join a sports team or mix things up at our many special events, like the annual chili cookoff and the Run for Your Knives 5K.

    Explore Cool Careers at CIA

    Explore Cool Careers

    The world of food and hospitality has never been more exciting, and CIA is where you’ll explore it all! You’ll definitely discover new career interests, because food is everywhere—in every facet of business, culture, and society. And with the foundation of skills, knowledge, and professionalism you’ll get here, you’ll be prepared for anything you choose to do. Check out what CIA graduates are doing now.

    Get Hands-On

    Get Hands-On

    If you’re like the typical CIA student (and we suspect you are), you enjoy learning by doing, by trying new things and seeing how they work in the real world. That’s exactly what a CIA education is like. Here you’ll get hands-on in our kitchens, bakeshops, restaurants, paid internships, and travel experiences; harvest ingredients from our gardens; and study traditional academic subjects through the lens of food. It’s an experience you’ll only find at CIA!

    Get an Up-close Look at CIA

    Get an Up-close Look at CIA

    Check out an informative walking tour or join us for a convenient online event. Our campus visits and virtual events are a great way to learn about the total CIA experience firsthand—from academic programs and residence halls to meal plans and student life.

    Just Want to Know More?

    If this sounds like the college and the life you want, then find out more about CIA and careers in food and hospitality.

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    Ready for an up-close look at college life with a culinary twist? There’s no better way to see what the CIA has to offer than to visit one of our campuses.

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  • One of the 50 Most Beautiful Campuses

    Our Hyde Park, NY campus made Condé Nast Traveler's recent list!
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    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • Did You Know?

    CIA graduates join the food world’s most powerful alumni network with over 50,000 food industry leaders and change makers.
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