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Weekends at the CIA:
Enjoy a CIA Weekend Cooking or Wine Class
Hey, food and wine lovers! What are you doing on the weekend? If you love to cook or bake or are interested in beer or wine, you need to be at the CIA. After just a few hours in a Weekends at the CIA cooking class or beverage seminar, you just might discover a culinary passion or talent you didn't even know you had.
"I had an absolute blast…I can't wait to take another class."
—Karla Davis, San Antonio, TX
Three Flavors of Cooking Classes
Choose from dozens of fun and exciting weekend courses in three distinct styles, from two hours to one day:
- Taste of CIA Cookbooks
These one-day, hands-on cooking classes at our New York, California, and Texas campuses are inspired by our popular cookbooks. From world cuisine to grilling to artisan bread baking, you'll find a class to match your interest—and you'll take the cookbook home, too!
- CIA Samplings
In these two-hour demonstration-style classes, you can enjoy a live demonstration by one of our chefs and savor the results—expertly paired with wine, of course! It's a great way to sample the education experience at our Napa Valley campus.
- Wine & Beverage Explorations
These exciting programs in New York and California are the perfect complement to our cooking classes—The Culinary Institute of America is all about food and beverages, after all! In just two hours of discussion and tastings with our world-renowned instructors, you'll learn all about the wonderful world of wine or beer.
One Great Experience
In every one of our Weekends at the CIA cooking classes—in New York, California, and Texas alike—you'll learn from our expert chefs and instructors, get a taste of all the CIA has to offer, and share the experience with other food and wine fans. There's no better way to spend the weekend!
Please note: Gift cards/certificates cannot be redeemed online. Please contact customer service at 1-800-888-7850 (8 a.m.–10 p.m. EST) to register for a class.