The Culinary Institute of America has been setting the standard for excellence in professional culinary education for more than 70 years. Founded in 1946, the CIA is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, management, applied food studies, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of professional excellence, health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines and cultures through research and conferences. The CIA also offers courses for food lovers and professionals. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore. The Culinary Institute of America's Hyde Park campus is home to four world-class restaurants that are open to the public.