CIA students benefit from the vast experience of the award-winning international faculty of chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, wine and beverage experts, restaurant operations instructors, business management and hospitality teachers, and liberal arts instructors. These professionals have served in some of the best-known restaurants, hotels, resorts, and corporations in the United States and around the world and have worked extensively in their academic specialties.
Students also have at their disposal world-class facilities expressly designed for professional education in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, culinary science, and wines and beverages. These include kitchens and bakeshops with equipment selected to replicate the professional foodservice environment and student-staffed public restaurants that provide real-life, hands-on experience for students.
New York Campus
The Hyde Park campus boasts Roth Hall, the Colavita Center for Italian Food and Wine, the J. Willard Marriott Education Center, and the Student Commons house 42 professionally equipped kitchens and bakeshops, four student-staffed public restaurants, a demonstration theater, meat and fish fabrication rooms, a commercial storeroom, culinary science lab, sensory lab, the Julius Wile Baccalaureate Center, and athletic facilities. In addition, the General Foods Nutrition Center includes a computer classroom and laboratory, and a nutrition resources center. The Conrad N. Hilton Library is another campus highlight. In addition to the library itself, the 45,000-square-foot facility houses the Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons, television and photography studios, a student computer lab, and a demonstration theater. The Marriott Pavilion features the 800-seat Ecolab Auditorium and a conference space that includes a state-of-the-art kitchen.
The historic Greystone building is the hub of degree programs at the CIA's California campus. Housing five teaching kitchens and three bakeshops in a 3,600-square-foot open-architecture format, the campus also boasts an outdoor area for live-fire cooking, demonstration theaters, and a student-staffed public restaurant. Academic support resources include a library, a student computer lab, the Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons, classrooms and lecture spaces, and student residence halls and lodging.
Located in the heart of downtown Napa, Copia is the center for the CIA’s Food Business School, the center for executive education and the home of the Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate program. Copia contains a state-of-the-art 7,500-square-foot kitchen, two demonstration theaters, an outdoor area for live-fire cooking and is home to the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum. In addition, Copia offers cooking and beverage classes taught by CIA experts, curated tasting events and festivals, delicious dining selections, artisanal art collections, and private event space, all in one convenient location—the epicenter of food and wine.
The CIA San Antonio is housed in a 30,000-square-foot building at the Pearl site near downtown. The facility combines the realism of the professional foodservice environment with an ideal educational setting focusing on student learning and outcomes. Five state-of-the-art teaching kitchens and a professional bakeshop are designed to provide modules and stations at which students can perform their lab exercises and be observed and coached on an individual basis. The Latin kitchen, unlike any other in the world, features both indoor and outdoor cooking facilities. Students also benefit from other educational facilities that include demonstration theaters, a student-staffed public restaurant, a computer lab, the Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons, and a library.
Students at the CIA Singapore enjoy stellar state-of-the-art facilities on the Singapore Institute of Technology's (SIT) campus at Temasek Polytechnic. The CIA Singapore includes teaching kitchens, the student-staffed Top Table Restaurant and Sugarloaf Café, and a library with more than 140,000 volumes of texts and e-resources covering subjects ranging from applied science to wine. Students also have access to sports facilities, student services, meeting rooms, and computer labs.