The Culinary Institute of America Alma Mater

The second stanza of the alma mater changes for each campus location as noted below.

 

You've prepared us to practice the discipline
Of Careme and Escoffier
Armed with practical lessons, we'll enrich our profession
As we each find our own way

[New York Campus]

Forming bonds with our colleagues at CIA
High above the Hudson's banks
We'll remember with pleasure all the friendships we treasure
And for these, we offer thanks

[California Campus]

Forming bonds with our colleagues at CIA
'Mid the Napa wine and fare
We'll remember with pleasure all the friendships we treasure
'And the gratitude we share

[Texas Campus]

Forming bonds with our colleagues at CIA
San Antonio riverside
We'll remember with pleasure all the friendships we treasure
As we honor you with pride

Culinary Institute of America
Venture forth but still be true to the school we love
Culinary Institute of America
Venture forth but still be true to the school we love

Taking pride in traditions of excellence
Shine a torch to lead the way
From the best education to the newest innovation
We'll remember CIA

Breaking bread signals friendship around the world
Sharing wine mends a fray
You shape public perception give support and direction
And so in our hearts we say

Culinary Institute of America
Venture forth but still be true to the school we love
Culinary Institute of America
Venture forth but still be true to the school we love

Words by Heidi Joyce and Carol Lally Metz
Music by Randall Fleischer and Heidi Joyce