A not-for-profit college, The Culinary Institute of America is the food world’s foremost educator and thought leader—guiding generations of students and professionals, and driving meaningful global change. There are so many diverse and amazing culinary career paths CIA students can choose, paths that take them places they’ve never even imagined!
Our 50,000+ graduates are heads of major food corporations, master chefs and bakers, restaurant owners, entrepreneurs, hotel managers, scientists, food policy makers, authors, and a whole lot more. It’s a worldwide, supportive alumni network of industry leaders who recognize the value of a CIA degree when hiring.
As the preeminent food and wine authority, the CIA holds leadership conferences, collaboratives, and consulting services that help foodservice professionals guide the next wave of change crucial to the industry. The college also offers fun, educational courses for food and wine enthusiasts. The CIA at Copia in California’s Napa Valley gives guests a total, interactive immersion into the wonderful world of food and wine.