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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor’s and associate degrees in the culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, and operating two campuses, one in New York and the other in California. A network of more than 36,000 alumni in foodservice and hospitality has helped the CIA earn its reputation as the world’s premier culinary college.
The college’s Napa Valley campus, the CIA at Greystone, is largely devoted to continuing and advanced studies for culinary, wine and hospitality industry professionals. The California campus is the home of the Rudd Center for Professional Wines Studies, which offers the most comprehensive portfolio of in-depth wine courses in the United States. The recently opened, multi-million dollar Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies features two state-of-the-art tasting classrooms designed for the optimal sensory evaluation of wine, including the Viking Tasting Theater.
For many years, The Culinary Institute of America has been a widely recognized leader in making the best of world cuisines and flavors more accessible for foodservice professionals and the media. The CIA at Greystone is the location of the college’s annual, critically acclaimed Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival. The CIA’s Worlds of Flavor Travel Programs presented in partnership with Viking Range Corporation offer a series of culinary and cultural immersion programs for professionals and culinary enthusiasts in Mexico, the Mediterranean, India, Southeast Asia and the American South.