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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.
Michael Ferraro' 02 Delivers Commencement Address
Michael Ferraro '02, executive chef and partner at New York City’s Delicatessen and macbar restaurants, delivered the commencement address at the Hyde Park campus. The CIA alumnus has been running Delicatessen since 2008, during which time he has incorporated world flavors into the menu and elevated the cuisine, earning much acclaim along the way.
Alumnus Anthony Bourdain' 78 Has Died
The CIA is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Anthony Bourdain '78, renowned chef, author, and TV personality. He opened the world of food and different cultures to all through his brilliant storytelling.
Alumnus Subject of Oscar®-Nominated Film Speaks to CIA Graduates
Brandon Chrostowski' 01—a former candidate for mayor of Cleveland, OH and the founder, president, and CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute—delivered the commencement address at the CIA Hyde Park campus.

Upcoming Events

Join us Columbus Day Weekend for CIA Alumni Homecoming 2018! Crisp autumn air, spectacular foliage, and you! The CIA’s Hyde Park campus is at its most beautiful in October.
Whether you are a runner or a walker come out and join us for the 8th Annual Run For Your Knives 5K Fun Run/Walk on the Hyde Park campus.
Culinary Science…Reinventing the Future
The evolution of the CIA’s culinary science bachelor’s degree program has been breathtaking. When we first told you about it in a 2013 edition of mise en place, the program was just being established. Today, with its increasing enrollment, challenging courses, and program graduates fanning out into successful jobs in the industry, we thought we’d catch you up on what’s been going on and share a few of the highlights. Read the complete article>>
2018 CIA Leadership Awards Honor Alumni
Five CIA graduates who are “Stars of the Small Screen” were honored by The Culinary Institute of America at the college’s Augie Award™ ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City on April 25. The Augies—the college’s Leadership Awards event—is the CIA’s largest annual fundraising program. Read More here.

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