The Way to Learn Food: Hands-on
From 'Culinary Boot Camp' for food enthusiasts to 'The Cooking of Italy: From Tuscan to Sicily' for seasoned professionals, a CIA education emphasizes experiential learning. Students in our acclaimed degree programs learn the profession through more than 1,300 hands-on hours in the college's kitchens, bakeshops, and restaurants using top-of-the-line professional equipment. CIA classes span the culinary globe, exploring great cultures, cooking techniques, and cuisines, as well as restaurant operations, management, and communications.
The Culinary Authority: CIA Faculty
The CIA faculty of more than 130 instructors offers a depth of expertise in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, nutrition, wine, and restaurant management. Our esteemed international education team has the broadest base of industry experience and the most American Culinary Federation-Certified Master Chefs (C.M.C.s) in culinary education. CIA instructors win gold medals in international competitions, hold Ph.D.s and M.B.A.s, lead the college's award-winning public restaurants, and have authored and contributed to acclaimed books for the classroom and the home cook alike, including The Professional Chef , Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft, Exploring Wine, and Cooking at Home with the CIA.
Leading the Industry: Culinary Institute Alumni
The Culinary is represented around the world by more than 37,000 accomplished graduates of our degree programs in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. They are executive chefs, personal chefs, hotel executives, food writers, pastry chefs, research chefs, and culinary educators. CIA success stories include TV celebrities Sara Moulton '77, executive chef, Gourmet magazine, Anthony Bourdain '78, Michael Chiarello '82, and Cat Cora '95; world-class restaurateurs such as Charlie Palmer '79, chef/owner The Charlie Palmer Group, Todd English '82, Melissa Kelly '88, and Alfred Portale '81; and chain restaurant leaders Roy Yamaguchi '76 of Roy's Restaurants and Steve Ells '90, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill.
The CIA Brings Expertise to Home Kitchens
The Culinary Institute of America (www.ciachef.edu) is pleased to introduce the Masters Collection®, a selection of essential and extraordinary tools created by its faculty of Certified Master Chefs. The complete Masters Collection® line of cookware, cutlery, bakeware, and culinary tools has been designed with hands-on involvement and testing from The Culinary's Certified Master Chefs to ensure a new standard of quality and performance in today's home kitchens.
Sales from all Masters Collection® products will benefit CIA degree program students in the form of scholarships and increased support for student-driven programs.