Go behind-the-scenes into the teaching kitchens and classrooms of the CIA. Learn more the skills baking & pastry arts students learn during their first year at the college. Freshman courses include Baking and Pastry Techniques, Principles of Design, Cafe Savory, Basic and Classical Cakes, Hearth Breads and Rolls, and more.
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.