CIA MASTER’S IN CULINARY ARTS
Lead the Next Generation of Gastronomy
What will the future of gastronomy look like? How do we assure that the inspired dining experiences of the future continue to be even more innovative, imaginative, and sustainable? What are the emerging trends in consumer preferences, technological advancements, and global economic shifts that create new challenges—and new opportunities—for the restaurant industry? If these questions excite and inspire you, CIA’s School of Graduate Studies wants you for its newest graduate program—Master of Professional Studies in Culinary Arts.
This first-of-its kind master’s program—the pinnacle of culinary education—will prepare the next generation of talent to set a new standard in inspired dining and culinary excellence.
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Next Start Date: Fall 2024
Program Duration: Two years
Total Credits: 36
This master-level program in the culinary arts takes a deep dive into what it takes to run great restaurants, providing unprecedented access and extraordinary enrichment opportunities for a transformative learning experience.
- Understand the history and culture of cuisines and restaurants to create a new future.
- Examine the aesthetic and commercial relationship between wines and food as well as the financial and operations side of beverage management.
- Delve into the advances of sustainable agriculture and food systems innovation to create new culinary strategies.
- Master brand building strategies as well as critical business fundamentals such as real estate and partnership strategies.
- Learn to inspire with vision and lead with impact.
- This hands-on program integrates online academic classes with experiential learning at Michelin-starred restaurants such as The French Laundry and SingleThread.
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The Ideal Candidate
This program is designed for high-potential candidates who already have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in the professional culinary setting and who want to take their passion, creativity, commitment, and vision for the future of the culinary profession to a new level.
Upon entering the program, students must:
- Have previously graduated with a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the Culinary Arts or Baking and Pastry Arts, given this is a master-level degree program.
- Be eligible to work in the United States (for at least two years).
- Be able to participate in-person during a two-year internship.
Students chosen for this highly-selective program will qualify for a merit-based scholarship covering full tuition, provided from the Dom Pérignon Scholarship Fund.
If you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree but this program may not be a fit, check out our other master’s programs in Food Business, Sustainable Food Systems, and Wine and Beverage Management.
Curriculum OverviewThe two-year, 36 credit master’s in Culinary Arts program includes:
- 24 online credits mastering the fundamentals of professional excellence in cooking, culinary history, agriculture, responsible product sourcing, and sustainability; the relationship between wine and food, and entrepreneurship and business leadership.
- 6 credits of paid internship in Michelin-starred restaurants The French Laundry and SingleThread.
- 3 credits of immersive residencies at CIA’s Hyde Park, NY campus and at Dom Pérignon in Champagne, France.
- 3 online credits capstone project on a topic chosen by candidate.