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Food Bites: First Impressions of the CIA


Howdy ya’ll! I’m finally moved in and have my internet connection working! No new recipes as of yet, but I can assure you, they’ll be posted up as soon as I learn them. In any case, I just wanted to give a small update on how things are going here at the moment.

I moved in yesterday and met my two roommates (yeah I’m in a triple). It’s a lot better than Fairfield’s rooms, I can tell you that much. There’s loads more room and my roomies are pretty chill. One is from Mexico and the other is from Minnesota. Needless to say, it’s quite an eclectic mix! I’m the only Baking/Pastry Arts student in the room, but i don’t mind. That just means that I’ll have people to share my homework with (and by “homework” I of course mean recipes).Today and tomorrow are orientation days. I pick up my knives and class schedule tomorrow. I’m nervous and excited at the same time. I really want to get some work started and get my culinary journey. From what I’ve been hearing around campus, the chefs are really fantastic to work with and will basically help you with any problem you may have. I’m glad to be in such a prestigious place and learning from some of the best culinary instructors in the world.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more updates and recipes guys!


Author: NJ_Chef

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and aspiring food-writer. 28-year old chef, blogger, eSports fan, gamer, jack-of-all-trades and master of none.

2 thoughts on “Food Bites: First Impressions of the CIA

  1. I’m thinking of attending the CIA and since I am a big animal lover decided that I want to live off-campus. Is there a certain requirement to live in the dorms for a period of time or can I jump straight into apartment hunting? Thanks! 🙂


    • Everyone I’ve talked to who lives off campus, just chose to do so prior to entering the CIA. I don’t believe there is a pre-requisite at all, in fact! Although, if you’d like to double check, I’d suggest calling or emailing the school before you enroll, just to be sure.

      Best of luck to you and I hope you enjoy the school as much as I am now!