A Not-for-Profit College

What does it mean to be a not-for-profit college?

• The CIA belongs to the world of prestigious colleges and universities that are typically not-for-profit institutions.
• Not-for-profit colleges act in the public interest without commercial profit, and exist to provide programs that benefit others and society. They do not have “owners” or “shareholders.”

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Our Mission

For seven decades, The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the global gold standard for professional culinary education. Our college-wide mission can be expressed through four pillars:

1. Professional Excellence and Innovation
2. Health and Wellness
3. World Cuisines and Cultures
4. Sustainability and Food Ethics

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A Greeting From Kevin Allan, Vice President - Advancement

Greetings, and welcome to ciagiving.org!

Our mission is to secure the philanthropic investments which enable the CIA to keep providing future leaders of the foodservice industry with a world-class culinary education. My team and I are dedicated to....  read more >

Holiday Giving Catalog


Industry Leadership & Advancement Brochures

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