Recently named one of “The 56 Prettiest College Campuses in America” by Condé Nast Traveler, CIA’s 170-acre riverside main campus in Hyde Park, NY is the total package for college life with a culinary twist. Home to numerous student clubs, athletic teams, and special events you won’t find anywhere else—like competitive cookoffs, chef demos, and the Run For Your Knives 5k—you’re sure to find countless opportunities involving food, friends, and fun! At our New York campus, every experience reflects a shared passion for all things food. It’s no coincidence that our Hudson Valley location is a learning-lab for agritourism, farm-to-table cuisine, resorts, and craft breweries—lots of our graduates love the region so much that they never leave.
At CIA’s New York campus, you’ll find both bachelor’s and associate degree options that separate you from the crowd. Whichever program you choose, you’ll receive a world-class education that gives you an edge when you enter the food industry. Immerse yourself in hands-on learning, be mentored by some of the best minds in food and academics and explore concepts that will open up a whole world of food-centric career opportunities.
Associate degrees—The Foundation
Gain core culinary or baking and pastry knowledge and skills that are at the foundation of everything you’ll do at CIA—and out in the food world.
Bachelor’s degrees—Next-Level Learning
Build on the core skills of your associate degree and go deeper by developing the leadership, problem solving, teamwork, and entrepreneurial know-how you need to succeed in specialized areas of the food and hospitality world.
There is no better way to learn about CIA than by visiting our New York campus. Explore campus on an informative tour conducted by our admissions staff, join us for an open house, or check out an online event.
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The award-winning restaurants at the CIA New York campus are part of our students’ educational experience. Food and Reservations are suggested for each of our award-winning restaurants except the Apple Pie Bakery Café.
American Bounty Restaurant—With a focus on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley, contemporary and traditional regional dishes are brought to life at the American Bounty Restaurant in an honest and flavorful way.
The Bocuse Restaurant—Reimagines the execution of classic French cuisine through the lens of ultra-modern cooking techniques, brings a new style of casual yet sophisticated service, and offers breathtaking architectural interior design.
Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici—Truly authentic regional Italian cuisine takes center stage in this “Best of the Hudson Valley” award-winning restaurant. Dining at this grand Tuscan-style villa is a culinary escape to another world without ever having to leave the beautiful Hudson Valley.
Apple Pie Bakery Café—Named one of America’s Best Bakeries by Food & Wine, Apple Pie Bakery Café has something to suit all tastes with crave-worthy sweet and savory selections and classic café fare.