About The Culinary Institute of America Culinary Academy,
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Turn your passion for food into passion for life.
The CIA Culinary Academy provides a special opportunity for high school students to have the collegiate experience at The Culinary Institute of America and gain important skills to prepare for a number of future career paths in the diverse culinary field. Whether you dream of being an accomplished chef or simply want to see the different ways you can succeed in the world of food, this program will help you on the way to accomplishing your goals.
In the CIA’s kitchens, you’ll learn and practice key culinary skills in cooking, baking, and pastry arts while exploring the Mediterranean diet and cuisine. Outside of the kitchen, you’ll cover key principles related to business management, culinary science, sustainable farming, and more. During the CIA Culinary Academy, you’ll also have access to both alumni and current students who will share their experiences and courses of study, to give you a complete picture of life as a CIA student.
You will leave the program with new friendships, inspirational memories, and a career action plan that will help guide you along your chosen professional path.