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Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America 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 bachelor’s degrees in applied food studies, culinary science, food business management, and hospitality management; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; executive education; 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.

Quick Facts


$16,000 to $18,000 per semester


Singapore, United States of America

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About Culinary Institute of America

Turn Your Passion Into a Dream Career

At The World’s Premier Culinary College

You won’t find a culinary school in the world with the opportunities, connections, and college life you’ll enjoy at The Culinary Institute of America. Food is big business, and it’s at the core of everything you’ll learn in our bachelor’s and associate degree programs.

Our food-focused education model will help you take full advantage of the many career options available in the food business. Top employers look to the CIA when hiring, and when you have your CIA degree in hand, they’ll look to you.


Our Mission

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world’s best professional culinary education. Excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity are the core values that guide our efforts. We teach our students the general knowledge and specific skills necessary to live successful lives and to grow into positions of influence and leadership in their chosen profession.

The Culinary Institute of America represents the vast diversity of the world embodied in food. The customs associated with food and drink are represented in all cultures worldwide. The college strives to attract students, faculty, and staff that represent a diverse background to enhance the excellence of the experience of our campus. Diversity is a core value included in our mission statement. The CIA actively promotes diversity with respect to ethnic and national origin, race, color, disability, religion, gender, socioeconomic background, age, and sexual orientation. Through continuing efforts, we strive to provide a tolerant, civil, and inclusive environment that celebrates the world’s cultures.

Programs Offered

  • Associate Degree in Culinary Arts
  • Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)
  • Associate Degree in Baking and Pastry Arts
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Business Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Food Studies
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Science
  • Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate

This school’s location

CIA New York
Set along the beautiful Hudson River, our New York campus is unmatched by any other culinary college in the world. If you want an amazing culinary education and the fun experience of being a student living on a traditional college campus, this is the CIA location for you. It’s a dynamic collegiate atmosphere, and you’ll be immersed in it.

CIA California
Spanning two locations in the heart of Wine Country—the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena and the CIA at Copia in Napa—it's a food and wine lover’s paradise. This is a truly unique venue for culinary education. There are so many amazing industry conferences, special events, and classes going on here, you can’t help but be inspired.

CIA Texas
At the CIA San Antonio, you’ll join a close-knit community of people who share a passion for food. Located along the San Antonio River Walk, the campus is a diverse blend of future chefs, food lovers, and culinary leaders. It’s part of the vibrant Pearl complex, which features an exciting array of shops, restaurants, and attractions.

CIA Singapore
Thanks to the college's historic partnership with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), the CIA offers its renowned food business management bachelor’s degree program in Asia. With its state-of-the-art facilities at Temasek Polytechnic, the CIA Singapore provides you with a spirited, enriching learning experience.

Live, learn, explore. Study Abroad.

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