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  • Your Perfect Fit

    Psssst! The secret to college success is finding a school that truly fits you. When you make the right match, everything just falls into place. If food is your passion—cooking it, baking it, sharing it, watching videos about it—then CIA may be your perfect fit. Food is our life too! Our bachelor’s and associate degree programs can introduce you to so many different and exciting career paths, where the opportunities are as wide open as your dreams.

    Connect with Us!

    Ready to explore the world of food and hospitality? It’s never too soon to start learning more about CIA and where your future can lead. Let’s do this!

    Experience the CIA

    Experience 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 student life and hands-on classes. Hungry for more? Get cooking with our expert tutorials and recipes.

    Learn about amazing food careers

    Imagine an Amazing Career

    Do you dream about becoming a professional chef or pastry chef? Opening your own restaurant? Good for you! Lots of CIA graduates have done exactly that. You can also become a baker, caterer, event planner, food writer, research chef, food media personality, beverage director, sustainability advocate, culinary instructor, food business owner…no matter what your interests, there’s a career path that’s just right for you.

    Learn in Our Kitchens

    Learn in Our Kitchens

    So what’s the best way to prepare for your career in food and hospitality? Go to college at CIA! We’re all about hands-on learning in our kitchens and bakeshops; real-world learning in our restaurants, internships, and travel experiences; and food-focused learning when studying important subjects like management, science, history and cultures, and sustainability.

  • One of the 50 Most Beautiful Campuses

    Our Hyde Park, NY campus made Condé Nast Traveler's recent list!
  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • Did You Know?

    Our faculty literally wrote many of the definitive culinary books that other colleges teach from—including, The Professional Chef.
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