Earn Your CIA Bachelor’s Degree in Singapore!

Earn Your CIA Bachelor’s
Degree in Singapore!
“The Culinary Institute of America has a rich
tradition of offering the highest-quality culinary
education possible. I foresee the school continuing
to shape many of our new leaders of the food
industry well into the future.”
Thomas Keller | Chef and Owner, The French Laundry
For more than half a century, The Culinary Institute of
America (CIA) has been setting the standard for excellence in culinary education with its world-renowned
At the CIA Singapore, you’ll meet people from many
different backgrounds, but everyone shares a common
language and passion—food. Here you’ll develop a
broad base of knowledge, a confidence in your skills,
and the fluency to move successfully into the career
that’s absolutely right for you. You’ll earn a bachelor’s
degree that will increase your value in the competitive
job market. And you’ll join the esteemed CIA alumni
community—more than 44,000-strong and exercising
leadership across the foodservice and hospitality
Whether working in foodservice, research and development, or in the media, our graduates are realizing their
dreams. Come to the CIA Singapore and discover a
whole new world of opportunity in food.
Cat Cora ’95
CIA Credentials = Career Opportunity
Earn your CIA degree and you’ll enter the industry with the education and
credential that puts you on the “A-List” of candidates for most employers.
The CIA is famous for preparing top-notch professionals who are creative,
forward-thinking, and well-grounded in proven, essential knowledge and
skills. That’s why our students become leading executive chefs, executive
pastry chefs, restaurant and bakery café owners, entrepreneurs, hotel and
resort executives, food writers, research chefs, and more. And it’s why so
many leading companies in the food world look to CIA graduates when
they’re hiring.
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As you pursue your career, you’ll have a number of valuable resources at
your disposal. The CIA Office of Career Services will help you, and you’ll have
access to extensive computer job listings through E-Recruiting. You’ll also be
a part of our famous alumni network to help guide and advance your career.
“The CIA not only opens doors for you, it keeps them
propped open. If there were 100 candidates for a job, and
there are 10 people being interviewed, you can bet most
of them are from the CIA.”
Michael Chiarello ’82 (shown left, speaking at the CIA at Greystone
graduation in December 2007) | Owner, Bottega | Host, NapaStyle
Grant Achatz ’94
Roy Yamaguchi ’76
Charlie Palmer ’79
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Courses That Set the Course for Your Future
The hands-on learning and in-depth knowledge you’ll receive in the CIA’s bachelor of professional studies (BPS) degree program in culinary arts will raise the
bar on your career possibilities.
You’ll practice cooking and baking techniques, explore world cuisines and ingredients, and build your command of critical skills in areas such as global food,
cultures and languages, menu development, nutrition, and cost control. You’ll
work in the CIA Singapore’s amazing teaching kitchens, with people who are
serious and passionate about all things culinary and who share your commitment to personal and professional development. And you will complete your
education in the student-staffed Top Table Restaurant, your capstone learning
experience that integrates your culinary and management studies in preparation for graduation.
In Singapore, you’ll learn from instructors who are acknowledged masters in
their fields and savvy professionals who will prepare you to be effective managers and creative problem-solvers—both in the kitchen and in the dining room.
Whether your ultimate goal is executive chef or foodservice manager, your skills
and abilities to organize, prioritize, and work with others will differentiate you.
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“Behind any great chef, there are great
fundamentals. What the CIA gave me was
a tremendous base of fundamentals to build
my culinary style on. I always relied on
perfect technique, which I learned at the
CIA. I had no desire to be anything but
the very best, so I figured I’d go to the
best school.”
Michael Symon ’90 | Chef/Owner, Lola and Lolita | Iron Chef,
Food Network | Host, ABC’s The Chew
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An Environment Right for Learning
With stellar state-of-the-art facilities on SIT’s campus at Temasek
Polytechnic, world-renowned faculty from the campuses of the CIA,
and a location along the food-rich gateway to Asia, The Culinary
Institute of America, Singapore offers an educational experience that
will set you apart.
Located on the banks of the Bedok Reservoir, the campus offers more
than 140,000 volumes of texts and e-resources in the Temasek library,
covering diverse subjects from applied science to wine. You’ll have
access to excellent student services, sport facilities, meeting rooms,
and computer labs.
You will also have opportunities to meet with faculty and student
mentors, industry professionals, and culinary luminaries who can connect you with the right people at the right time. Plus, you’ll enjoy outstanding cuisine that has been prepared by you and your teammates.
The CIA Singapore is the ideal place for learning, for challenging competitions, for collegial team spirit, for inspiration, and for dialogue
and debate. This is truly the place where you can make your dreams
come true.
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“I had the best instructors in
the world at the CIA. They
taught me how to think
about pastry, which is so
much more important than
learning a formula or
recipe. By the time I was
done, I could read a recipe
like a book.”
Duff Goldman ’98 | Owner,
Charm City Cakes
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The Experience Requirement
The CIA requires that you have about six months of hands-on food
preparation experience in a professional kitchen or bakery working
with fresh ingredients, for at least 10–15 hours a week. Please note
that you do not need this experience to apply for admission—the
requirement must be met before you enter the CIA.
The experience requirement is designed to help you understand the
realities of working in the food industry before you enroll. Foodservice
and hospitality is a rewarding and challenging profession, and we
want to make sure you are confident in your career choice.
Statement of Accreditation
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is accredited by the Middle
States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5000. The Middle States Commission
on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized
by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher
Education Accreditation.
Put Your Future on the Fast Track
to Success
Learn more and start the application process
+(65) 6592 1136
Come to the CIA and earn the credentials
you need to get the career rewards you
dream of—and deserve.
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Photography: Keith Ferris, Food Network, Mitchell Haaseth/NBC, Bill Milne, Ost Foto, and Liew Seng Seh
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