The Culinary Institute of America

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Widely recognized as the world’s premier culinary college, with an industry-wide reputation for excellence, The Culinary Institute of America is founded in 1946 by Atty. Frances Roth and co-founder Katharine Angell. New Haven Restaurant Institute, CT was born on May 22, 1946 as the first and only school of its kind in United States created to train returning World War II veterans in culinary arts. The institute enrolled 50 students with a faculty of a baker, chef and dietitian.

New Haven Restaurant Institute continued growing from 1946 to 1970. In 1947 the school changed its name to Restaurant Institute in Connecticut and later change it for the final time as The Culinary Institute of America. Due to the growing numbers of students, the school moved its campus in New York. In 1979, CIA’s curriculum expanded and in 1981 CIA becomes the only school authorized to administer the American Culinary Federation’s exam for Master Chefs, the highest professional certification in the country.

Later years, CIA grow to have three additional student-staffed restaurants, their continuing education center opens, and blaze their trails of research and education. Added new bachelors’ degree program and started their west cost presence. Responding to a growing industry need for highly qualified, professionally trained baking and pastry chefs, the college opens its new baking and pastry facility. The CIA completes its transformation into a complete college of higher education when the New York State Board of Regents approves the Institute to offer two Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degrees, in either culinary arts management or baking and pastry arts management.

The rest is history, and today CIA is known world’s premier culinary college leads the foodservice world into the new millennium, continuing to garner praise and accomplish great things in culinary education, research, and industry service. CIA has schooled a number of the world’s best chefs, such as Grant Achatz, Enrique Olvera, and Anthony Bourdain.

Programs Offered:

Certificates, Associate and Bachelor degrees in:

  • School of Culinary Arts
  • School of Baking and Pastry Arts
  • School of Business and Management
  • School of Liberal Arts and Food Studies
  • School of Culinary Science and Nutrition
  • School of Graduate and Executive Studies
  • Wine and Beverage Graduate Certificate
  • Food Enthusiasts Programs
  • Wine and Beverage Programs

Culinary Institute of America has campuses in the following:

New York, Texas, California, and Singapore

For more information about admission, curriculum, schedule and tuition, financial aid, scholarship, externship, internship, student life etc. – please contact/visit their website:

Contact details

1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park, New YorkNew York,United States of America,12538-1499 845-452-9600

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