Welcome CIA Alumni!
With your CIA degree in hand, you’ll join our global network of 49,000+ alumni. That means you don’t just have a foot in the door—you have thousands of feet in the door.

Creative Director, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes


Third Generation San Antonio Chef Speaks to CIA Graduates
Cariño Cortez '09, project manager for La Familia Cortez Restaurants in San Antonio, delivered the commencement address at the CIA San Antonio campus. Chef Cortez is a member of the third generation in the family business that began when her grandfather opened Mi Tierra Café y Panadería more than 75 years ago.
Anthony Bourdain Receives Honorary Doctorate from the CIA
Chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain '78 delivered the keynote address at commencement at the CIA Hyde Park campus. After giving advice to the college’s bachelor’s degree candidates, Chef Bourdain received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in Culinary Arts degree from CIA President Tim Ryan.
Alumnus To Represent US at Bocuse d'Or
CIA Alumnus Matthew Kirkley '03 has been chosen to represent the U.S. in the 2019 Bocuse d’Or cooking competition, which will take place in January of that year in Lyon.

Upcoming Events

Join us the annual CIA San Antonio Alumni reception and Paella Challenge.
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
CIA San Antonio - Live Fire Kitchen
Join us as we honor leaders of our industry at the 2018 CIA Leadership Awards in New York City.
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Ziegfeld Ballroom
2018 CIA Leadership Awards to Honor Alumni
The CIA will be honoring five distinguished alumni at this year's Leadership Awards in NYC. View more information here.

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