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  1. Food Is Discovery at the CIA: CIA offers 1,300 hours of hands-on, in-kitchen learning about foods, cooking techniques, and world cuisines - all in the right sequence to optimize your development.
  2. Food Is Community at the CIA: There’s no more dynamic and engaging place in the world to study food than the CIA. The college’s main campus at Hyde Park, NY and its branch campuses in St. Helena, CA and San Antonio, TX, all offer the best in facilities and rewarding student experiences.
  3. Food is Opportunity at the CIA: In a 2011 survey of over 700 industry employers, 76% indicated they prefer to hire CIA graduates.
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The CIA prepared me for the rigorous and intense industry. It is that perfect incubator for knowledge, for equipping you for the real world.

Angelo Sosa '97, Chef,
Restaurateur, and Author
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