As many of you know, it has been my dream to attend The Culinary Institute of America since I was in 2nd grade (8 years now). I fell in love with the campus upon visiting in 5th grade, and today I had the opportunity to go back for an open house!
Back in 5th grade, we visited informally. My family and I were able to walk around and see what the campus was like, as well as dine at St. Andrews Cafe , and Apple Pie Bakery. Today at the open house, I now have the mindset of a prospective student, and although I am still two years away, it feels so real.
Everything about the CIA is lovely. Laying right on the Hudson River there is a marvelous view. The classrooms are beautiful stocked with every piece of equipment a baker can dream of! The campus is pristine, and not to mention the amazing food. Along with touring the campus, we were also able to watch a chef demonstration. This made me so eager to start learning!
The one thing that I noticed each student, staff member, or chef had was a passion for food. As they say, “Food is Life”, and they embrace that in its entirety. The streets of the campus are even named after herbs! It was great to be able to experience that for a day, and hopefully I will be able to everyday for college.
The opportunities seem to be endless in the culinary field through the CIA. The ability to go on an externship to gain real-life experience, attend in the San Antonio, Napa Valley, or Singapore campuses to focus on specific programs, along with studying in a different country is incredible. My love for travel and food will be combined, and I think I will be one happy girl. Thank you CIA for a wonderful day, I hope to see you soon!