ShareThis Culinary Boot Camp Fun Cooking, Baking, and Wine Tasting Classes 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” of food and wine. Come cook, bake, or learn all about vineyards, varietals, and vintages with our expert chefs and instructors, in the same kitchens and tasting theaters where our world-famous graduates got their start. New-Style Boot Camps for 2016! If you want to go really deep into a specific skill, food, or ingredient, come satisfy your craving for learning in a Cooking Technique Series or Deep Dives Boot Camp. Choose your campus and look for the NEW! in the menus below. 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!). 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 with Chef Martin Matysik 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. Analyze a flight of wines…develop rich, balanced flavor in your dishes…try your hand at tiramisu…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. Hyde Park, NY2 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot CampCooking Technique Series—Meats NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Poultry NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Seafood NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Sous Vide NEW!Flavors of the Hudson Valley Boot CampGrilling and BBQ Boot CampHandmade—Fresh Cheese NEW!Hors d'Oeuvre Boot CampMushroom Madness—Wild and Cultivated NEW!Regional Japan—Kanto and NEW!Skill Development Boot Camp3 Day Boot CampsDessert Boot Camp 4 Day Boot CampsAsian Cuisine Boot CampBaking Boot CampThe Best of Boot CampBistro Boot CampEntertaining at Home Boot CampItalian Cuisine Boot CampMediterranean Boot CampTechniques of Healthy Cooking Boot Camp5 Day Boot CampsAsian Cuisine Boot CampThe Best of Boot CampCulinary Boot Camp Basic TrainingEarth Flavors of Italy—Artisan Pizza and PastaFlavors of the Hudson ValleyPastry Boot Camp St. Helena, CA2 Day Boot CampsCooking Technique Series—Meats NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Poultry NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Seafood NEW!Handmade Fresh CheeseRegional Japan—Kanto and ChubuWine Lovers Boot Camp: Taste Like a Pro3 Day Boot CampsArtisan Breads Boot CampBest of Boot CampDessert Boot Camp Entertaining at Home4 Day Boot CampsBaking Boot CampBistro Boot CampEarth Flavors of Italy—Artisan Pizza & Pasta NEW!Italian Cuisine Boot CampRegional Japan—Kanto & Chubu NEW!Techniques of Healthy Cooking Boot Camp5 Day Boot CampsThe Best of Boot CampCulinary Boot Camp: Basic TrainingFarm to Table Boot CampFlavors of Wine Country Boot CampMediterranean Boot CampPastry Boot Camp San Antonio, TX2 Day Boot CampsComfort Foods Boot Camp Cooking Technique Series—Meats NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Poultry NEW!Cooking Technique Series—Seafood NEW!Flavors of Texas Boot Camp Grilling and BBQ Boot Camp Hors d’Oeuvre Boot CampSkill Development Boot Camp 3 Day Boot CampsArtisan Breads Boot CampDessert Boot Camp4 Day Boot CampsAmerican Regional Cuisine Boot CampBaking Boot CampThe Best of Boot CampEarth Flavors of Italy—Artisan Pizza and Pasta NEW!Entertaining at Home Boot CampGourmet Meals in Minutes Boot Camp5 Day Boot CampsAsian Cuisine Boot CampCulinary Boot Camp: Basic TrainingWorld Cuisine Boot Camp Looking for a wine class? Learn about CIA wine classes > 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. 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.