Culinary Science: Senior Thesis Presentations

On first glance, it looks like any other science fair, with crowds of people walking around checking out the poster boards, colorful designs, graphs, and other visual aids. But upon closer inspection, this isn’t just science—it’s culinary science. And the “scientists” are CIA bachelor’s students making their senior thesis presentations, the final project in their culinary science degree program curriculum. You’ll hear from these students as they discuss their work and prepare for the many career opportunities open to them, including food manufacturing, product development, food technologist, food writer, research, and development specialist…the list goes on!

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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.