Be a VIP at the Culinary Institute of America

Take a cooking class at the Culinary Institute of America then indulge in a special dinner at one of the school’s top-rated restaurants. Founded in 1946 to offer vocational training for returning World War II soldiers, the institute was the first college in the United States to teach culinary arts. It is now the largest, with four American campuses and one in Singapore, a diverse student body representing 30 nationalities and the largest staff of certified master chefs by the American Culinary Federation. Spend a day improving your cooking skills, then enjoy the creative cuisine presented by the institute’s talented students.


A student learns the art of cooking from a member of one of the world’s top culinary faculties.

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A few lucky tasters sample beers from CIA’s own brewery.

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Anyone can take a lesson with chefs from CIA to improve their cooking.

Become an expert cook and learn culinary arts from the best!

• Round-trip Amtrak fare to and from Poughkeepsie Station (POU)
• Two-night hotel stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Poughkeepsie
• All transfers throughout from Amtrak station to the hotel and to Culinary Institute of America
• Cooking class at CIA
• All Taxes

Travel Packages from $609 per person, per double occupancy*

* Package prices above are based on travel in periods of May. Prices typically increase in summer and fall foliage season. Prices are based on availability. Please call us or contact via with dates and we can offer the most up to date pricing.

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For more info, contact, tel. 1-888-769-7245.

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