Culinary Institute of America Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (3)
Ok so I do not recommend coming here this school does not care about their students. The educators do but the administration just looks at you as a walking dollar sign. And none of the departments communicate with each other. I have a binder of printed emails and other various things always with me. Since they do not communicate with each other if you do not have proof of what the other administrator said they give you no slack. The school needs to realize that they need change their system! So to anyone who is thinking about going here know that you have to back up everything that is said to you. Because they will be belligerent towards you if you can't prove them wrong. Do not think for a minute that administration is working with you ! They will only work with you if your check clears ! It's sad I was planning on doing my bachelors degree here... not anymore. I just want a piece of paper from here.
The CIA is the pedigree of culinary schools, providing an extraordinary experience from the initial fundamentals classes to the restaurant classes in your final term. There was never a moment where I regretted attending the CIA. It has not only cultured me for the vast industry I will be thrusted into upon graduation. There are unique classes such as the intensive wines studies course not only elevating our understanding of wine but introducing possibilities in the FOH otherwise unaware to me. The networking opportunities here are immense and anyone would be foolish not to take advantage of that. I attended this school to learn how to be an excellent chef and leader, now I desire to be an outstanding hospitality professional representing the CIA and influencing this industry I've chosen.
It is a great school for those who are looking for a well-rounded degree program in Culinary arts. I think that school could do a much better job at helping their students with financial aid by offering more grants and scholarships and less loans.