CIA Culinary Arts Programs

  • A Career That’s Really Cooking

    CIA’s culinary arts programs have it all! The food world is bigger and more diverse than ever, and virtually every aspect of the industry is covered in these classes and learning experiences. You’ll get plenty of hands-on practice in on-campus kitchens and restaurants, as well as during an exciting internship at a top foodservice establishment. But you’ll also take a deep dive into the global cuisines and ingredient functions, and discover what goes into managing a successful restaurant or business. You simply won’t find this wide-ranging level of education at other colleges with culinary arts programs. Carve out your culinary career path at CIA!

    Culinary Arts Programs - Associate in Culinary Arts

    Associate in Culinary Arts

    Your life as a chef starts here, in CIA’s culinary arts program. Learn global cuisines, classic flavors, contemporary techniques, and more from our industry-proven faculty. Get ready to make your mark in the food world!

    Culinary Arts Programs - Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Culinary Arts

    Bachelor’s Degree Completion in Culinary Arts

    There’s no need to wait any longer—your past credits could have you well on your way to earning a bachelor’s in our culinary arts program. You’ve always wanted a life and career in food. Now’s the time to make it happen!

    Master’s in Culinary Arts

    Master’s in Culinary Arts

    Do you want to lead the next generation of gastronomy? Be on the forefront of dining and restaurant innovation? Level-up your bachelor’s degree with this first-of-its-kind program.

    Culinary Arts Programs - Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program

    Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP)

    Thirty weeks. That’s all you’ll need to enter the industry with a credential from the world’s premier culinary college. Add advanced culinary knowledge to your existing bachelor's degree with this career-enhancing culinary arts program.

  • Real-World, Live-Action Classrooms

    You just won’t find this many opportunities to get real in the food world anywhere else—the most on-campus, student-staffed restaurants around, and an internship at one of 2,000+ leading food businesses (that’s a lot of industry contacts!)
  • Have Prior Work Experience? Go Turbo!

    Earn your CIA degree in as little as 15 months with this accelerated degree program option. Learn more >
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    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
  • William Heubel, CIA Chef-Instructor—Culinary Arts

    Faculty Spotlight

    William P. Heubel
    Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
    Professional Background:
    Executive Chef, Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Highlands, NC; Keauhou Bay Resort and Spa, Kona, HI. Chef de Cuisine, Canoe House Restaurant, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala, HI. Sous Chef, Four Seasons at Manele Bay, Lanai, HI; Highlands Inn, Carmel, CA; L'Auberge de Sedona, Sedona, AZ; Ventana Inn, Big Sur, CA.
    Thomas Wong ’86, CIA Professor and Team Leader—Culinary Arts, California campus.

    Faculty Spotlight

    Thomas Wong ’86
    Professor—Culinary Arts

    AOS, CIA. Certificate, Kapiolani Commmunity College, Honolulu, HI.

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