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    Welcome, High School Students!

    Food is your…future.

  • Your Life In Food Starts Here

    Have you dreamed of becoming a renowned chef or running your own restaurant or bakery? How about exploring a career as an event planner, food policy advocate, or even a food technologist? You’ve come to the right place! The world of food and hospitality has never been more exciting, and with our food focused degree programs, CIA is where you’ll explore it all. Here you’ll master techniques, explore global cuisines, develop creative menus, and learn to lead in the kitchen or anywhere else you want to go in food. If a future in food is your passion—you’ve just found your dream school!

  • We want you at Senior Preview Days. Learn more.

    Your Time is Now—Apply for September 2024

    Hey seniors—ready to join our September 2024 class? It’s not too late to make your move! You’ll get an expedited admission decision and automatically be reviewed for scholarships—and who doesn’t love scholarships!

    Apply Now

    Juniors and Younger

    Connecting with us is the best way to learn more about exciting careers in food and hospitality, get invited to campus events, and find out about scholarships. Let’s do this!

  • I'm a High School Senior

    I’m a Senior

    You’ve found your dream school! Find out why CIA is the perfect college for you.
    I'm a High School Junior

    I’m a Junior

    There are SO many career possibilities in food and hospitality. See where a CIA degree can take you!
    I’m a High School Sophomore or Younger

    I’m a Sophomore or Younger

    You love, love, love food. We do too! Learn how you can make food your career and your life.
  • Speak to a Student

    Are you curious about what it’s really like to be a CIA student? We’ve got you covered. Our students are ready to answer the questions you haven’t asked anyone else, share their own personal experiences, and give you expert and genuine advice—because they’ve gone through it, too. Find out what it means to be part of the CIA family. Connect with someone now or see more students here!

  • Contact Us

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


    Our worldwide partnerships provide students with access to the highest quality, premium ingredients—like truffles and in-house dry-aged beef.