• 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.

    Applications for the Class of 2018 are now closed. 

    Applications for the Class of 2019 will open in the summer of 2018.

    •    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: October 2018
    •    Module II: April 2019
    •    Module III: October 2019