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    Real-World, Live-Action Experiences

  • CIA Restaurants and Internships

    Do you want complete, authentic, real-world practice working in restaurants, bakeshops, and food businesses? That’s exactly what you’ll get at CIA. No other culinary college gives you an immersive, hands-on food industry experience like this. The expert instructors in our restaurants and mentors at your chosen internship will guide you in experiential learning so that when you hit the workforce, you’ll be more then ready to succeed.

    Learning in CIA Restaurants

    High-Energy Experience in Our Restaurants

    The CIA restaurant experience will really make you stand out to food industry employers. The hands-on work you’ll do in our restaurant kitchens and dining rooms is exactly the kind of experience they value—and they often look to CIA grads first when hiring.

    Industry-Wide Selection of Internships

    Industry-Wide Selection of Internships

    You have a world of choices for your semester-long internship, giving you unprecedented access to Michelin three-star restaurants, international hotel groups, innovative test kitchens, and more throughout the food and hospitality industry.

  • Earn & Learn

    Earn & Learn

    The CIA Tuition Offset Program
    Gain work experience, build your résumé, and save on your tuition. Students will work in roles specifically chosen for their professional-level experience. You’ll receive competitive earnings that reduce your tuition costs—with the convenience of on-campus employment. Learn more >


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