College Profile: The Culinary Institute of America - San Antonio
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world's best professional culinary education.
Excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity are the core values that guide our efforts.
We teach our students the general knowledge and specific skills necessary to live successful lives and to grow into positions of influence and leadership in their chosen profession.
The Culinary Institute of America is considered the world's premier culinary college. You may not even be aware of what the CIA has meant to the food world. From hometown cafés to the finest gourmet restaurants, from banquet tables to alumni on TV and in magazines, the CIA is behind the scenes and at the center of it all. We have been setting the standard for culinary excellence for more than 60 years.
Now the CIA can have a direct influence on where your life leads.
Whether your goal is a career as a professional chef, business owner, food writer, or even television personality, the 30-week Culinary Arts Certificate Program at the CIA, San Antonio can take your passion for food from a simmer to a rolling boil. Our alumni are already busy living their dreams. Now it's your turn.
At the CIA, you'll learn from our team of chefs and instructors, who know how to cook and how to teach. You'll work with professionals and fellow students as you build on classroom and kitchen basics. And you'll work with authentic ingredients as you prepare real recipes. You'll live the CIA, San Antonio dream every day of your career.
Our students learn through courses in:
* Baking and Pastry Skill Development
* Breakfast & Lunch Cookery
* Cuisines of Europe and the Mediterranean
* Cuisines of the Americas
* Food Safety
* Garde Manger
* Gastronomy and Product Knowledge
* Skill Development
Concerned you might not be able to afford to attend the CIA, San Antonio? We won't let the cost stand in your way. Our financial aid staff works with every student in need to find financial assistance every step of the way. Financial aid and scholarships, currently helps 90% of our certificate program students afford their classes.