The Culinary Institute Of America  

www.ciachef.edu

1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park, NY 12538 | 1-800-CULINARY

Top culinary professionals from around the world started their celebrated careers at the CIA, and you can be next. Imagine strolling across campus as your senses come to life amid the amazing buildings and rich history. Picture yourself in freshly pressed whites, joining your fellow students in the day's classes. From award-winning restaurants to breathtaking views to buzzing kitchens, every square inch is full of energy and an undying passion for food.

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 CIA Knife Skills (2012) Hudson Valley Hub Producer Jim Freni cuts through everything, as he slices and dices his way through a Knife Skills Class at The Culinary Institute of America with Chef David Kamen. Will his razor sharp wit keep him a cut above the rest when it comes to his technique in the kitchen? 

 

Featured Video:  CIA Knife Skills (2012)
 

The Apple Pie Bakery Cafe at The Culinary Institute of America (2011)

Jim Freni takes us to the front and back of the house to explore the flavors, the discipline, and the artisanship of this unique restaurant that is also...a classroom.

​CIA Knife Skills (2012)

Producer Jim Freni cuts through everything, as he slices and dices his way through a Knife Skills Class at The Culinary Institute of America with Chef Instructor David Kamen. Will his razor sharp wit keep him a cut above the rest when it comes to his technique in the kitchen?

​FACT  about The Culinary Institute Of America:

Did you know that The Culinary Institute of America not only serves up exquisite food in all of their on-campus restaurants, but is also responsible for graduating top chefs... and not just top chefs, IRON Chefs and celebrity Chefs like the Food Network's Michael Symon and Cat Cora. CIA alumni can be found just about everywhere in the culinary world. These are just a few of the outstanding graduates we've had pass through our halls:



"What the CIA gave me was a tremendous base of fundamentals to build my culinary style on. I don't think you can be a great chef without having great fundamentals, and that's what the CIA really gave me."   Michael Symon '90, Iron Chef and Chef/Owner, Michael Symon Restaurants​

CIA Graduate Catherine "Cat" Cora is  best known for her featured role as an "Iron Chef" on the Food Network television show Iron Chef America[2]  and  is currently the co-host of the show Around the World in 80 Plates on the Bravo cable TV network.