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Like all of us at the CIA, you love everything about food! That’s why we’ve created a place just for you to enhance your knowledge, master new techniques and recipes, discover your inner chef, and Feed Your Joy™.

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Vegetable Purees for Plant-Forward Cooking

Vegetable Purées for Plant-Forward Cooking

Plants are quadruple-threat ingredients, adding flavor, texture, color, and nutrients to any dish. In the plant-forward kitchen, vegetables are even more useful, because they can be used not just as an ingredient that tastes great and looks beautiful, but also as a tool for creating nutrient-dense foods that are rich and creamy, without the addition of ingredients like heavy cream, sour cream, yogurt, or mayonnaise.

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Cortland Jab Cocktail

Cortland Jab Cocktail

This recipe features some of the season's favorite flavors, with a special ingredient that may be new to you. Before we even get to the shrub, though, we add just enough apple brandy to make it count, fresh apple cider (often produced with sweet Cortland apples, hence the name), and a splash of hard apple cider.

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CIA FOODIES NEWSLETTER—WHERE WE SHARE TIPS AND TECHNIQUES, THE LATEST CLASSES, CHEF’S STORIES, AND RECIPES, JUST FOR YOU.

EXPLORE CIA TIPS, TRICKS, AND TOOLS

EXPLORE CIA TIPS, TRICKS, AND TOOLS

Tap into the CIA’s more than 70 years of culinary and baking and pastry expertise with our own chef-created recipes, technique videos, and Chef’s Notes blog... and all the tools you need to cook like a chef.

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CHOOSE A CLASS AND LOCATION

Boot Camps at the CIA

MULTI-DAY BOOT CAMPS

The original Boot Camp from the CIA. Learn from the best, challenge your mind, and head home inspired. Find your perfect culinary vacation in great foodie destinations.

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foodie single-day classes at the CIA

SINGLE-DAY CLASSES

Turn your curiosity for all things food into a day full of fun and learning. Lots of options for spontaneous pop-ins.

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INSPIRING LOCATIONS



INSPIRING LOCATIONS

CIA California Location

CIA CALIFORNIA

The Napa Valley is one of the world’s premier food and wine destinations, and also where you’ll find two amazing culinary experiences only 20 miles apart—The CIA at Copia and the CIA at Greystone.

CIA New York Location

CIA NEW YORK

The CIA’s flagship campus is in the center of the Hudson Valley’s thriving food and farming community, which embodies the farm-to-table ideal.

CIA Texas Location

CIA TEXAS

An emerging culinary mecca, the Pearl District in San Antonio, offers deep roots in Latin American culture and cuisine as you learn and enjoy.

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Looking for more? Become a DISH member and receive exclusive VIP access to all of the CIA’s online video demonstrations, library of technique videos, video interviews with world-famous chefs, quintessential recipes, and more.

BOOK A PRIVATE EVENT

BOOK A PRIVATE EVENT

Take your next event to a new level! Let us plan a fun, interactive group activity for your team, wedding party, or family celebration. CIA events are for food lovers of all ages.

unique celebrations hosted by the CIA

UNIQUE CELEBRATIONS

Add a hands-on cooking class or tasty demo to bring family and friends together at your next birthday bash, bachelor or bachelorette party, anniversary or pre-wedding celebration. You’ll be making great memories together and your special day will live on as the talk of the town.

team building at the CIA

TEAM BUILDING

Bring fun and food into your corporate events with hands-on cooking classes, chef demos, or interactive wine tastings at the CIA. CIA meetings offer inspiring spaces, creative breaks, and interactive team building.

LET US COOK FOR YOU

LET US COOK FOR YOU

dining at the CIA

RESTAURANTS

Enjoy world-class dining at our unique restaurants where we highlight the talents of our CIA students

special dining events at the CIA

DINING EVENTS

One-of-a-kind special seasonal dining events celebrate different regions and ingredients.