Cooking, Baking, and Wine Classes at the CIA

CIA Foodie Classes
CIA Foodie Classes
CIA Foodie Classes
CIA Foodie Classes


Thanks for stopping by! Because you’re here, we suspect you’ve got a thing for cooking, baking, wine, and entertaining. That’s great because, for more than 70 years, people who share your passion have been coming to the CIA to learn how to cook, bake, and eat more confidently, joyfully, and deliciously. Now it’s your turn.

Our New York, California, and Texas campuses are all located in the heart of vibrant culinary regions, and each one offers you a unique, locally-inspired, and unforgettable experience. There’s a class for everyone at each of our locations.

Here’s a quick overview of the types of classes you can expect to take on our campuses. We hope to see you soon!

Boot Camp

Boot Camps

A multi-day, life-changing immersion into the world of food, CIA Boot Camp is so much more than a cooking class. You’ll learn to cook, bake, and think like professional chefs do. You’ll prepare amazing food and meet incredible people. And that’s just for starters. Each campus has its own “flavor” of Boot Camps, and each Boot Camp is fun and rewarding.

Hands On Classes

Hands-on Cooking Classes

Turn your curiosity into brand-new skills! Get inspired when you spend a few hours or a full day exploring your love of food in our kitchens and bakeshops. Fun awaits, no matter what your culinary interest or skill level. Bring a friend or come meet new ones!

Wine & Beverage Classes

Wine and Beverage Classes

Taste, discuss, repeat. When it comes to wine, beer, and other beverages, it’s the tried-and-true way to grow your knowledge and confidence. Embark on a journey of tasting, pairing, and discovery with our experts.

Chef Demo

Chef Demonstrations

Our demonstration-style classes are perfect for all ages and skill levels. Fun and engaging, classes range from chef demonstrations to wine tastings to food and wine pairing exercises. Explore the local flavors of our campuses as the demonstrations captivate and educate you, all at the same time!

Kids & Family Classes

Family-Friendly Classes

If your family likes to cook together, or your child or teen is a budding young chef, then our baking and cooking classes for parents, kids, and teens are perfect for you! Family fun and fantastic food await you in the CIA kitchens, theaters, and bakeshops.

Holiday Cooking Classes

Holiday Classes

Come learn how to make the holidays even more fun with cooking and baking classes at the CIA! From cookies and pies, appetizers and cocktails, and even spooooooky Halloween treats, you’ll learn tips and tricks to wow your guests and create lasting memories for your family. We have classes for everyone—kids, too!—so tie on your apron and join us as we get into the holiday spirit!