The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park

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Take a student-led tour of The Culinary Institute of America to observe students learning cake decoration and bread baking and learn how they prepare for careers in food service. Browse the school’s library, eat at the award-winning restaurants and cafes, and choose from cookbooks, assorted kitchen utensils, and other souvenirs in the gift shop. Park for free in the two-story lot next to the school and enjoy the view of the surrounding area from a landscaped terrace. Book your tour in advance for a fee, given their limited availability. Before you visit Hyde Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • We visited the Institute with a friend who teaches there. It was a very impressive place, and all students and staff seemed to enjoy the place tremendously. I would recommend it to anyone who wishes a...  more »
  • Lovely lunch at the Bocuse restaurant in the CIA (wonder if they realised the three letter acronym?). Thoughtful menu and wine list that is well executed and great service from the students. Very reas...  more »
  • They have delicious food and the school is in a very nice place, in the nature. The students who prepare those dishes. They're talented. The future Chefs!
  • An awesome place if you love food. Tours of campus, restaurants, so much to do...try the award-winning beer! Views of the Hudson River, too.

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