The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a culinary college located in Hyde Park (Dutchess County, New York) USA, founded in 1946. The CIA has branch campuses in St. Helena, California, and San Antonio, Texas, as well as a campus in Singapore. It is a not-for-profit academic institution of higher learning. The college offers traditional associate and bachelor's degrees, and the world's largest staff of American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Master Chefs. The college also offers continuing education for professionals in the hospitality industry as well as conferences and consulting services.
The college operates on-campus restaurants in Hyde Park, St. Helena, and San Antonio. In addition to professional education, the college also offers recreational classes for non-professionals and branded cookware for the home cook. A number of books, videos, and training materials created by the faculty and staff of the CIA may be obtained for training professionals and non-professionals.
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