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Diversity Through Food

As diverse as the culinary world itself, the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus located in the heart of Pearl is home to the world’s best professional culinary education.

From the Country of 1100 Springs

Founded in 1946, the not-for-profit Culinary Institute of America provides the world’s best culinary education to future leaders of the food world, with bachelor’s, master’s, and associate degrees. The CIA Texas campus in San Antonio is home to a diverse and energetic community of food lovers who have a special interest in Latin cuisine.

Culinary Institute of America students
The Culinary Institute of America San Antonio (CIA) welcomed students back to campus in July 2020, offering a combination of in-person and online classes to allow for more flexibility due to COVID-19.
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Cornbread Stuffing with Smoked Oysters
From the San Antonio Express-News, "Ask the CIA" feature, CIA Managing Director April Goess offers some tips for a petite Thanksgiving celebration that might be lighter on turkey, but not on tradition.
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Culinary Institute of America
The CIA Bakery Café pop-up will return to Pearl on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, with a variety of sweet and savory baked goods, breakfast, lunch and a new Saturday brunch.
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