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 videos, podcasts, and mobile apps to learn what it's like to be part of the CIA community.

CIA Featured on NPR’s Living on Earth

NPR’s environmental program, Living on Earth, featured the CIA’s Hyde Park campus in an eight-minute feature that aired on public radio stations around the country the weekend of February 25. The story focused on how the college is leading the way in preparing the next generation of chefs to be stewards of the environment. Through interviews with students, faculty, and staff, reporter Jessica … [Read more...]

Bocuse D’or 2012

Students at The Culinary Institute of America experience the thrill of meeting world-famous chefs who came to Hyde Park, NY to judge the 2012 Bocuse d'Or USA competition. … [Read more...]

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

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

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 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

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...]

One on One with Chef Richard Blais ’98

CIA graduate Richard Blais ’98 shares his excitement about returning to the worlds premier culinary college as a graduation speaker, tells a humorous story about being locked in the CIA library, and talks about his new restaurant concept. … [Read more...]

Why the CIA Matters in the World of Food

Learn Why the CIA matters in the world of food. Today, The Culinary Institute of America is widely recognized as the world's premier culinary college, with an industry-wide reputation for excellence and more than 40,000 alumni serving their professions as living testament to the quality of a CIA education. … [Read more...]

Student Activities with Dave Whalen and CIA Students

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...]

An Interview with CIA Graduate Grant Achatz ’94

Grant Achatz, who graduated in 1994, returned to his alma mater to speak to CIA students and share the incredible and inspiring story of his 2007 battle with tongue cancer as chronicled in his book Life, on the Line. The question and answer format was moderated by journalist and fellow CIA alumnus Francis Lam '03. Achatz's Alinea in Chicago was named the Best Restaurant in America and 6th Best … [Read more...]

CIA Chef of the Century Paul Bocuse

Paul Bocuse was honored as the Chef of the Century at The Culinary Institute of America's (CIA) fifth annual Augie™ Awards. During his visit to campus, he answered questions submitted by students. … [Read more...]