In order to draw as many of the best students and future industry leaders as possible, more than 90% of CIA students receive some form of financial assistance. And, following graduation, the school helps them seek out and secure the best opportunities in their chosen sector, and offers ongoing career services. The school also hosts career fairs and networking days.
Moreover, the Campaign for the Culinary Institute of America, currently underway, underscores the institution’s ongoing commitment to its own constant development, including inclues plans for a theatre and conference center at Hyde Park, a national database of recipes, a new wing for Roth Hall including a teaching kitchen, cutting-edge equipment, and a dedicated research and development facility, sustainable demonstration gardens, and culture exchange programs worldwide.
In 2023, CIA students can focus on general culinary studies or select from a range of specialisations, at both the bachelor's and master's level. Some concentrations offer the ability to spend a 15-week semester at the California or Texas campuses, or in another country. There are now Bachelor of Business Administration degrees and a major in Hospitality, traditionally sequestered from the culinary arts, and a Master of Professional Studies in Wine and Beverage Management. The Institute, which began as a small vocational school for GIs, has become a seemingly permanent feature of the global culinary landscape. And, in a spectacle that would no doubt please Ms. Angell and Ms Roth, its campuses look and feel like any other college… except maybe for all the white coats.