ShareThis Culinary Boot Camp Fun Cooking and Baking Classes–Perfect for Vacations or Anytime! Cooking is easy when you know how. That’s what we’re here for at CIA Boot Camp—teaching you the hands-on “hows” and all-important “whys.” Cook and bake, with our expert chefs and instructors, in the same kitchens where our world-famous graduates got their start. CIA Boot Camps for Every Interest Does the idea of baking crusty artisan breads or plating dazzling desserts light you up? Do you want to explore the world one plate at a time? Have you always yearned to be able to pair wine and food? There’s a Boot Camp for you (after all, we offer dozens!). Hyde Park, NY2 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot CampCooking Technique Series—SeafoodFlavors of the Hudson Valley Boot CampGrilling and BBQ Boot CampHors d'Oeuvre Boot CampSkill Development Boot CampSkill Development Boot Camp for Parents and Teens—NEW4 Day Boot CampsAsian Cuisine Boot CampBaking Boot CampThe Best of Boot CampThe Best of Boot Camp—The Proteins NEW!The Best of Boot Camp—World TourBistro Boot CampCulinary Boot Camp—Basic Training (4 day)Introduction to Basic Breads Boot Camp NEW!Italian Cuisine Boot CampMediterranean Boot CampTechniques of Healthy Cooking5 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot CampCulinary Boot Camp—Basic Training (5 day)Pastry Boot Camp St. Helena, CA2 Day Boot CampsGrilling and BBQ Boot CampLearning the Language of Tasting3 Day Boot CampsArtisan Breads Boot CampBest of Boot CampRegional Italian Cuisine Boot Camp4 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot Camp—World TourItalian Cuisine Boot CampMediterranean Boot CampTechniques of Healthy Cooking Boot Camp5 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot CampCulinary Boot Camp: Basic TrainingFarm to Table Boot CampSouth American Cuisine Boot Camp San Antonio, TX2 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot CampCooking Technique Series—Meats NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Seafood NEW!Comfort Foods Boot CampFlavors of Texas Boot Camp Grilling and BBQ Boot CampHoliday Boot CampHors D’Oeuvre Boot CampSkill Development Boot Camp3 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot Camp (3-Day)Dessert Boot CampMexican Cuisine Boot Camp: Puebla and Oaxaca4 Day Boot CampsThe Art & Science of Cooking Boot CampBistro Boot CampArtisan Breads Boot CampBaking Boot CampEarth Flavors of Italy—Artisan Pizza and Pasta NEW!Entertaining at Home Boot CampIntroduction to Basic Breads Boot CampItalian Cuisine Boot CampMediterranean Boot CampTechniques of Healthy Cooking Boot Camp5 Day Boot CampsAsian Cuisine Boot CampCulinary Boot Camp: Basic TrainingFrench Cuisine Boot CampPastry Boot Camp What's Boot Camp Really Like? Get a taste of the action and camaraderie in the CIA kitchens during a typical Boot Camp program. We spent a day in Culinary Basic Training and captured a few highlights in this video. What to Expect from Your Culinary Boot Camp Fun, exhilarating days. Expect to feel challenged, energized, and inspired by all you taste, learn, and do. Expect to laugh—a lot. A learn-by-doing approach. Develop rich, balanced flavor in your dishes…try your hand at tiramisu…work side-by-side with our expert instructors…Boot Camp is all about hands-on learning. Delicious food. You’ll dig in to the dishes your class creates and enjoy a delicious restaurant meal. Expert instruction. It’s the CIA, so you’ll be guided by some of the best in the business. A deep connection. With your shared passion for food and wine, you’ll instantly click with your fellow Boot Campers. A life-changing experience. You’ll love how Boot Camp forever shapes how you look at food, wine, and cooking. Learn More Sample Boot Camp Schedules and FAQs Everything You Need to Know About Your Stay—Cooking and Baking Boot Camps Everything You Need to Know About Your Stay—Wine Lovers Boot Camps Age Requirements Please note that tuition does not include accommodations. Please view listings of places to stay near our Hyde Park, NY, St. Helena, CA, or San Antonio, TX campuses. For more information, please contact our customer service associates at 1-800-888-7850. Please read our cancellation policy > Happy Birthday to You! Join us for any Boot Camp during your birthday month, and you’ll receive 10% off the class, along with a special gift. Learn more > Why Not Make Culinary Boot Camp a Vacation? Tack a day or two onto your Boot Camp and explore the culinary, historic, and recreational treasures surrounding our Hudson Valley, Napa Valley, and San Antonio campuses. Culinary Boot Camps are also the perfect way to bring family, friends, or colleagues together for a few days of fun.