Esteemed Champagne brand, Dom Pérignon, has teamed up with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) to introduce the first Master’s in Culinary Arts degree program. The Dom Pérignon Scholarship Fund will provide complete financial backing for 20 students in this distinctive course, which incorporates two years of unparalleled practical training at renowned restaurants and residential stays at the CIA’s New York campus and the Champagne House in France.
The pioneering program will cover an array of subjects, including culinary history, professional culinary skills, responsible sourcing of ingredients, and sustainable practices. Additionally, it will delve into the symbiotic relationship between food and wine, and provide guidance on entrepreneurship and effective business leadership.
“Since our founding in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America has played an integral part in elevating the chef profession, educating more than 50,000 students who have gone on to lead every facet of food, beverage and hospitality," says CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. "We are excited now to announce the launch of the first of its kind graduate-level program to further underscore the mastery, craftsmanship, and business acumen of the culinary arts. It is truly a special time for the CIA and the profession. And we are grateful to Dom Pérignon for their support of this groundbreaking program."
To kick off the program’s launch and reinforce its intentions, globally celebrated chefs such as Thomas Keller, Kyle Connaughton, Niki Nakayama, Val Cantú, and CIA alumna Daisy Ryan engaged in a private fireside chat with Dom Pérignon Cellar Master Vincent Chaperon and CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan. The session centered on the significance of culinary education and its future potential.
Candidates can now apply online at CIA Master’s in Culinary Arts.