Application

  • 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.

    Apply now: Create an account to begin application

    (All applicants will need to create an account, even those who have applied in past years.)

    Warning: You must save your application frequently to avoid losing the information you have input into the form. 

    Already registered? Login here

    If you are having technical difficulties filling out the application, please email the CEIP Review Panel at applications@ceipinfo.com. You will receive a response within five business days.

    Qualifications

    •    10+ years professional culinary experience
    •    Proven culinary and leadership skills
    •    Highly creative and innovative
    •    Long-term commitment to the industry

    Prerequisites

    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