Podcasts

There is so much to experience at the CIA. You will learn from an unparalleled team of instructors who will lead you in the areas of culinary arts and baking and pastry arts. You can participate in sports and clubs and attend great events. You will also enjoy the career success that comes with a lifetime membership in an exclusive club—our 40,000-strong alumni network. Immerse yourself in the CIA through these podcasts to learn what it's like to be part of the CIA community.

Culinary Institute Sports on It’s Only a Game

Culinary Institute Sports on It’s Only a Game

It's Only a Game If a championship game is a pressure cooker then the athletes at The Culinary Institute of America are perfectly prepared. Saturday in Hyde Park, NY, the CIA will host Albany College of Pharmacy in the Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference championship soccer  match. And the soccer team isn’t the only CIA squad enjoying success in the school’s growing athletic … [Read more...]

Steve Ells ’90, founder and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill

Steve Ells '90

For this podcast, our moderator sits down with Steve Ells, founder and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill. Steve graduated with his associate degree (AOS) in Culinary Arts from The Culinary Institute of America in 1990. Steve tells us about the steps he took to make his Chipotle concept a commercial success, as well as the importance of his "Food With Integrity" initiative. Listen to the … [Read more...]

Anne Burrell ’96, Host of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Anne Burrell '96

For this podcast, our moderator sits down with Anne Burrell, host of the popular TV show, Secrets of a Restaurant Chef. Anne graduated from the CIA's AOS Culinary Arts Degree Program in 1996. Anne was named the Rising Star Chef of the Year for 2008 by StarChefs.com. In this interview, she talks about her love of food, and how her desire to be happy in life has fueled her passion for … [Read more...]

CIA Athletics with Coach Mike Murphy

CIA Soccer Team

For this new podcast, our moderator sits down with Mike Murphy, coordinator of fitness and intramural sports at the CIA. Mike is also the CIA's head soccer coach. In this interview, we discuss the CIA's student athletic teams including basketball, soccer, tennis, cross country, and volleyball. As well as the fitness programs offered at the student recreation center, including personal training, … [Read more...]

Student Activities with Dave Whalen and CIA Students

Chili Cook off

For this podcast, our moderator sits down with David Whalen, associate dean for student activities, recreation, and athletics at the CIA. In this interview, we discuss student activities such as the annual chili cook-off, as well as the many student clubs and organizations on campus. David is also joined by student representatives from SPICE (Student Programming Igniting Campus Entertainment), … [Read more...]

Food Jobs with Irena Chalmers and Ron Hayes

Food Jobs by Irena Chalmers

  For this podcast, our moderator sits down with Irena Chalmers, author of the award-winning book Food Jobs, and also Ron Hayes, manager of career development for The Culinary Institute of America. In this interview, we discuss the many career options available in to someone with a culinary education, as well as current trends in food jobs, and also the career guidance and support … [Read more...]

Dr. Tim Ryan ’77, President of The Culinary Institute of America

President Tim Ryan '77

For this podcast, our moderator sits down with Dr. Tim Ryan, Certified Master Chef and president of The Culinary Institute of America. Dr. Ryan graduated from the CIA's AOS Culinary Arts Degree Program in 1977. In this interview, he talks about the process of becoming a Certified Master Chef, the value of a formal culinary education, and what sets the CIA apart from other culinary … [Read more...]