Vision and Mission

Our Vision​

Food is at the heart of our existence. Beyond sustenance, ​it is fundamental to cultures and deserves to be a source ​of joy for all people, families, and communities. We seek ​to better understand and promote its relationship to health, ​the environment, and a vibrant, equitable economy.​

Our Mission​

The Culinary Institute of America is dedicated to bettering the nation and the world by means of outstanding education, practice, and scholarship on all aspects of food and the enterprises related to it. Through a transformative learning experience, the CIA prepares future food leaders, innovators, and experts for personal and professional success.​

Our Values​

The CIA is a private, not-for-profit college, guided ​by the core values of Excellence, Leadership, ​Professionalism, Ethics, and Respect for Diversity.​