Everything’s bigger in Texas, so you know when you visit the CIA San Antonio, you’re in for a larger-than-life culinary experience! Located right off the River Walk, it’s in the city’s action-packed Pearl district, known for its year-round Farmers Market, on-trend restaurants, and food and cultural events. And because the city borders Texas Hill Country, you’re just minutes away from rolling terrain and more than 50 wineries.
A world-class culinary college in the heart of a culinary mecca is a great recipe for fun, flavor, and feasting. Enjoy a meal at our campus restaurant, grab tacos from the outdoor kitchen, tour the campus, or take a fun class! For a real celebración, join us for our annual Latin American Cuisine Festival for special boot camps, culinary classes, and tastings from world-renowned chefs and experts. San Antonio’s deep roots in Latin American culture, cuisine, and ingredients find their way into your entire experience.
Here’s a sampling of the types of classes we offer in San Antonio:
Boot Camps at our San Antonio campus include many of the same exciting offerings as at our main campus. But here you will also have the opportunity to take our signature Latin Cuisine Boot Camp in a place where Latin cuisine is enjoyed and executed at the highest level. You’ll explore the hands-on “how’s” and all-important “whys” of cooking and baking…and have fun to boot!
If you want to grow your cooking or baking skills but only have a day to spare, why not try our one-day classes? They range from 3 to 5 hours and explore a variety of topics, including desserts of Mexico, artisan breads, live-fire grilling, bistros and brasseries, and more! Come have fun in the open kitchens at the CIA.
At our wine classes you’ll experience guided tastings and explore a wide variety of topics. You’ll leave class feeling much more knowledgeable about and comfortable with this fascinating subject.
Check out these fun and engaging one- and two-hour chef demonstrations that are perfect for all skill levels! Choose from a variety of demo topics and enjoy a sampling of the chef’s preparation that day. You’ll learn, taste, and leave with a recipe so you can try your hand at creating deliciousness at home.
Connect with your family in the fun and fabulous kitchens at the CIA. Learn how to make creative cupcakes, pies and tarts, Italian cuisine, and so much more. We love getting parents, teens, and kids together in the kitchen!
Holidays are the perfect time for sharing. So, at the CIA, we have classes designed to make your preparations easy, fun, and creative. You’ll “wow” family and friends with what you learn in classes focused on festive cookies and pies. Don’t forget to bring the kids by to make spooky treats and other holiday delights on Family Fundays.
The CIA San Antonio
312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2102
San Antonio, TX 78215
Plan Your Visit
There’s plenty to do in San Antonio! Our friends at Visit San Antonio can recommend lodging options for your stay, dining recommendations, landmark must-sees, and more!
The CIA has exclusive rates with several of our local lodging partners.