CIA - Culinary Institute of America
For more than half a century, The
Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard
for excellence. Its faculty, facilities, and academic
programs foster the ability to think creatively, solve
problems, and understand what it takes to be a leader.
Discover what the CIA is all about. See how everything
they do supports their mission of providing the world’s
best professional culinary education.
Founded in 1946, The CIA is the only
residential college in the world devoted entirely to
culinary education. The Institute offers associate and
bachelor's degree programs in culinary arts and baking
and pastry arts, as well as continuing education courses
for food service professionals.
Students of the CIA master all aspects
of their chosen fields both in the classroom and in
the real world situation of the CIA's four acclaimed
restaurants. In each restaurant you can enjoy the cuisine
and judge for yourself the effectiveness of the CIA
in its mission to create the best chefs and food professionals
in the world.
The CIA's original New York campus
in Hyde Park operates five award-winning, student-staffed
public restaurants - St. Andrew's Café, Ristorante
Caterina de' Medici, the Escoffier Restaurant, American
Bounty Restaurant, and the Apple Pie Bakery Café.
Reservations are suggested for all restaurants except
the bakery café. For reservations, call 845-471-6608,
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. or request
a reservation online. For more information about the
bakery café, call 845-905-4500.
In addition to their extraordinary
restaurants, the CIA offers public tours given by current
CIA students and a bookstore featuring epicurean delights,
cookbooks, souvenirs, and assorted kitchen utensils.
The general public can schedule tours
on Mondays at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Wednesdays at 4 p.m.,
and Thursdays at 4 p.m., at $5 per person. Reservations
are required. For more information, or to schedule a
tour, call 845-451-1588, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to
Group tours for restaurant guests
(groups of 20 or more) may be scheduled by calling 845-451-1544.
Restaurant - Hudson Valley Regional Cuisine
The wealth and diversity of America's cultural heritage
is brought to life by the imaginative cuisine of this
student-staffed restaurant located in the CIA's main
grand building, Roth Hall. A recipient of the prestigious
Ivy Award, the Bounty features regional specialties
prepared with ingredients harvested from the riches
of the Hudson River Valley.
Bakery & Cafe - Sumptuious Baked goods and cafe
Located just inside the main entrance of Roth Hall,
the Apple Pie Bakery Café showcases the talents
of the CIA's baking and pastry arts students and faculty,
and features sumptuous baked goods and café cuisine.
The full menu is available for takeout or to enjoy in
our relaxed, reservation-free dining area. The Apple
Pie Bakery Café recieved an award for "Best
Desserts" in Hudson Valley Magazine's annual "Best
Of The Hudson Valley" awards.
Caterina de'Medici - Italy's authentic flavors in a
Tuscan Villa setting
A 2004 recipient of the prestigious Ivy Award, Ristorante
Caterina de' Medici is located in the beautiful Colavita
Center for Italian Food and Wine. Its á la carte
menu features seasonal ingredients and authentic flavor
combinations of this much-beloved cuisine, as well as
a diverse selection of Italian wines, beers, and apéritifs.
The restaurant has five distinct dining areas, from
the Joseph P. DeAlessandro main dining room with its
Venetian chandeliers and brass sculptures, to the casual
Al Forno Dining Room with its antipasto bar, wood-fired
oven, and views of the kitchen. Ristorante Caterina
de' Medici was awarded "Best Dutchess County Restaurant"
in Hudson Valley Magazine's annual "Best Of The
Hudson Valley" awards.
Cafe - flavorful fare in a family-friendly setting
The award-winning St. Andrew's Café offers bold
and flavorful contemporary fare in a casual, family-friendly
setting. The a la carte menu of salads, sandwiches,
wood-fired pizzas, and main entrées emphasizes
fresh, seasonal ingredients. Light sparkling beverages
and ciders are a refreshing complement to the innovative
cuisine prepared and served by CIA students. Outdoor
dining is available in season.
Restaurant - classical French quisine with a contemporary
French recipes prepared true to the principles of legendary
chef Auguste Escoffier, but with a lighter, contemporary
touch. Delicate sauces are combined with fresh, seasonal
ingredients to produce a subtle harmony of flavors.
Located in Roth Hall, the Ivy Award-winning Escoffier
was inducted into the Nation's Restaurant News Hall
of Fame in 2000. The restaurant's á la carte
menu represents the culinary traditions of the regions
of France—from rustic Provençal to sophisticated
Parisian— all served with a beautiful and authentic
presentation. Escoffier Restaurant was awarded "Best
Dutchess County Restaurant" in Hudson Valley Magazine's
annual "Best Of The Hudson Valley" awards