Not-for-Profit Statement

The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization [Section 501 (c) (3)] pursuing its mission of providing the highest quality culinary education. This not-for-profit status distinguishes the Institute from others because it enables us to focus on the quality of education rather than on satisfying the investment expectations of shareholders.

Governed by a board of trustees not compensated for its services, the Institute benefits from the guidance of its board members, who represent the hospitality field as well as the professional and educational communities.