The new year is a great time to start something new, and the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has done just that by opening its first internationally-located campus.
The facility, in Singapore, is operated in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and Temasek Polytechnic and features new 30,000-square-foot teaching kitchens.
It’s the CIA’s fourth campus, and is billed as the only U.S.-based college in Asia that offers a bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts Management. The program is available to graduates of polytechnic institutions who have earned their diplomas in Hospitality & Tourism Management, Leisure & Resort Management, or Culinary & Catering Management, as well as to other hospitality, tourism, and culinary diploma program graduates.
A statement released by CIA president Dr. Tim Ryan says, “By establishing a campus in the heart of Asia’s ‘culinary crossroads,’ the CIA will be able to provide greater access to its gold-standard culinary education services.” He adds, “This degree program is starting at a time of promising growth in the Singaporean tourism industry.”
The program will include the opportunity for students to engage in hands-on learning in public restaurants at the new CIA Singapore campus.
Classes at the new facility start this month.
Photo: The exterior of the new campus for The Culinary Institute of America, Singapore. The first classes for students earning their bachelor’s degree from the CIA will begin in Jaunary 2011. (Photo Credit: CIA)