About the CIA

CIA DISH students working with dough in a culinary class.

The CIA is here to bring the joys of the table to you. Our welcoming and knowledgeable chef instructors offer a wide variety of classes for all skill levels. Each one offers you a unique and unforgettable experience. Make plans for your next culinary vacation, hands-on class, tasting, or tour, and come experience CIA excellence.

Started in 1946, the CIA has long been recognized as the world’s premier culinary college dedicated to excellence with world-class faculty from around the globe and facilities that are state-of-the-art. So, it was a natural step to bring our expertise to food enthusiasts—like you—who already recognize your passion for the art and craft of food, wine, and spirits.

Imagine stepping into the same kitchens where renowned CIA alumni like Amanda Freitag, Michael Symon, Cat Cora, Grant Achatz, and Enrique Olvera first learned everything from proper knife skills to laminating the perfect croissant to the art of building flavor.

Now it’s your turn. Take your next culinary adventure with the CIA and choose from a diverse array of culinary programs in a wide-range of formats. Get a taste of what the CIA has to offer at a demo class or a Saturday hands-on event. Or, take a deeper dive into an area that interests you at one of our Boot Camps. They range from 2- to 5-days long and are…well, amazing. It’s the most fun you’ve ever had in a kitchen!

So, come grow your knowledge, gain confidence, and feel the joy. You’ll leave thinking and cooking like a chef!

About DISH Membership

With a DISH membership you have immediate access to resources that will enhance your love of food and wine:

  • Videos: Watch as CIA faculty show you new techniques and recipes and hear from culinary greats.
  • Recipes: CIA created and tested recipes are at your fingertips. Upload your own recipes to your digital Recipe Box to create your own recipe database.
  • eBooks: Access CIA published books.
  • Deals and Discounts: Get significant savings on CIA offerings, as well as on hundreds of products and services through our nationwide network of merchants.

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