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A RIGOROUS CIA PROGRAM OF STUDY

The Culinary Enrichment and Innovation Program (CEIP) is a rigorous program of study designed for proven culinary professionals. CEIP is the only professional development program to offer advanced culinary leadership training specifically created for commercial and non-commercial chefs. Launched in 2008, the program was developed and is sponsored by The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and Hormel Foods.

OFFERED TO ONLY 16
SKILLED CHEFS

The elite innovation-and leadership-focused program is offered to 16 of the industry’s skilled culinarians. Students attend three 3-day modules at the CIA over a 12-month period. At the conclusion of the program, participants receive a certificate of completion and continuing education units from the CIA.

SPONSORED BY
HORMEL FOODS

Hormel Foods has underwritten the cost of program development and the tuition of this one-of-a-kind program. Travel, lodging and personal expenses are the responsibility of the student.


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The Culinary Institute of America is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The Culinary Institute of America complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, The Culinary Institute of America is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

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