Thank you for your interest in applying to CEIP, the Culinary Enrichment and Innovation Program — a culinary leadership program from The Culinary Institute of America and Hormel Foods.
Application forms will be accepted August 5 – November 10, 2016.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed. Upon submission of your application, you will receive confirmation of receipt. You will receive a formal response to your application by email no later than December 30, 2016. Only 16 students will be selected to participate in this Class of 2018 CEIP program.
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• 10+ years professional culinary experience
• Proven culinary and leadership skills
• Highly creative and innovative
• Long-term commitment to the industry
There are no academic prerequisites. College degree and/or past schooling in, or certification from, a culinary institution is not required for acceptance. This is, however, a fast-paced, interactive learning environment requiring participation among other professionals. Classes for this program are held three times over a 12-month period. Participants must commit to this timeframe:
• Module I: April 2017
• Module II: October 2017
• Module III: April 2018