Culinary Arts Students
All kinds of people come to the CIA—some right out of high school, some from the work force or the military, and others from different colleges. Our shared passion—food—immediately connects you to other students and faculty in our welcoming CIA community. If you love to cook, the Culinary Arts programs will give you every opportunity to satisfy that passion.
"When my dad passed away, the only thing that would make me happy at the time was to cook. From then on, I could always be found in the kitchen cooking or experimenting and I then knew that I wanted to be a cook one day." – CIA Student John Carlo DeVera ‘16
"When I was in high school, cooking shows were starting to emerge worldwide. Jamie Oliver was the first chef who truly inspired me to start cooking. Watching his shows and observing his simple style of cooking made me realize that creating delicious food does not have to be complicated." – Henderson Wong ‘13