Rising castle-like on the western hills, the Culinary Institute of America is one of the Napa Valley's most historic and majestic properties. It's also one of the world's most unique and inspiring campuses for culinary education. Perhaps no other destination in wine country offers a richer food and wine experience in one location. Take you passion to another level at The CIA. CIA Boot Camp CIA Boot Camp is so much more than just your typical cooking class. It's an intensive immersion into the world of food. You'll learn to cook and bake like a professional with the guidance of our famed chef-instructors. You'll prepare and enjoy fabulous dishes and dine in one or more of the CIA's award-winning restaurants. And when you're done, you may just surprise yourself with how much you've grown as a home chef. Cooking and Baking Classes Spend a Saturday exploring your love of food and cooking in the famed kitchens and bakeshops of the CIA. Bring a friend or come meet new ones! No matter what your culinary interest, thereâ€™s a fun and enriching Saturday Kitchens class for you. Samplings In these two-hour demonstration-style classes, you can enjoy a live demonstration by one of our chefs and savor the results. It's a great way to sample the education experience at the CIA. Wine & Beverage Explorations In just two hours of discussion and tastings with our world-renowned instructors, you'll learn all about the wonderful world of wine or beer.