Welcome to your next life-changing experience—a CIA Boot Camp! Much more than cooking classes, CIA Boot Camps are multiday immersions into the world of food. You’ll learn to cook, bake, and think like a professional chef. You’ll prepare amazing food and meet incredible people who, like you, love the process of creating delicious food. Each of our campuses has its own Boot Camp “flavor.” Why not taste them all?

My experience at the CIA was incredible! It was hard work, no doubt, but the sense of accomplishment that I felt in completing Boot Camp was like nothing I have ever known.

—KRIS LONGWELL, Culinary Boot Camp—Basic Training
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To anyone considering enrolling in CIA Boot Camp, I’d tell them: Life is short. Take the risk, because it’s fun.

—LESLIE CENCI, Culinary Boot Camp—Basic Training
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I came away from this experience with new skills and knowledge that, hopefully, will bring my baking to a new level.

—GAIL PAGE, Baking Boot Camp
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The most rewarding aspect of my Boot Camp experiences was the feeling of advancement and accomplishment from working with such professionals.

—DICK JOSEPH, Boot Camper
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Boot Camp is great for anyone, no matter what your background. You’re not working alone; you are on a team, and the chefs are there to answer questions.

—ANN O’SULLIVAN, Holiday Boot Camp, Italian Cuisine Boot Camp, and Baking Boot Camp
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BOOT CAMP IMMERSION

OUR LOCATIONS

Napa, CA

Napa, CA

A food-lover’s paradise in Napa Valley.

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Plant-Powered Boot Camp.

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Bike the Napa Valley Wine Trail
Napa Valley Wine Train
The CIA at Greystone

Napa Valley Balloon Ride

St. Helena, CA

St. Helena, CA

A historic location in the heart of wine country.

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featured Greystone Boot Camp

The Best of Boot Camp—World Tour.

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Luxury Spa Day
Balloon Rides Over Napa Valley
The CIA at Copia

Napa Valley Bike Tours

Hyde Park, NY

Hyde Park, NY

The CIA’s flagship in the Hudson Valley’s thriving food community.

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Flavors of the Hudson Valley Boot Camp.

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FDR Historic Home and Museum
Dia:Beacon—Contemporary Art

Walkway Over the Hudson

FDR Home and Museum

San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

Located in the heart of a UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

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Flavors of Texas Boot Camp.

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San Antonio Museum of Art
Pearl—Hub for Food and Shopping

Famed Riverwalk

The River Walk

EXPLORE CIA TIPS, TRICKS, & 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.


Become a Dish Memeber

UNLOCK MORE SECRETS

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

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

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RESTAURANTS

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

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DINING EVENTS

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

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A FOODIE WONDERLAND

Brought to the public by the world’s premier culinary college, The CIA at Copia is a “foodie wonderland” (The New York Times). Take a class in our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Enjoy tasting events and join in on food “Conversations.” Relive history in our Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum. Feast on garden-picked ingredients in our restaurant, and play bocce and relax in our patio. But most of all, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of food!