The Culinary Institute of New York

Located in New Rochelle, New York – just 25 minutes from New York City and its 23,000 restaurants – the Culinary Institute of New York (CINY) is an award-winning, nationally recognized culinary institute that provides students with a combination of theoretical education and hands-on experience in culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality management. With access to state-of-the-art instructional facilities designed to simulate the kitchens of restaurants, hotels and large production operations, students receive personal instruction and mentorship from a faculty of ACF-certified chefs and experienced industry professionals who are committed to their success. CINY has been ranked one of the top ten culinary schools in the Northeastern US and in the top twenty nation-wide.

In the few years since our founding in 2009, our program has produced award-winning culinary teams, students, faculty and staff, as well as a critically acclaimed student-run restaurant, The Dining Lab, deemed a "training ground for students" by The Wall Street Journal and "the little kitchen that could" by The New York Times. Our culinary competition team has won close to 900 ACF medals and has been named the 2018 Northeast Regional Champions.


CINY’s curriculum is built on three principles: Pride, Passion, and Professionalism. Whether our students are looking to excel in culinary arts, pastry arts, or hospitality management, our courses will provide them with the technical, theoretical, and practical knowledge and skills they need to build an impactful career in their field of choice.

Students receive professional instruction and personal mentorship from a faculty of experienced industry professionals – many of whom are certified by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) – including Dean Frank Costantino, named Chef of the Year by the ACF Long Island Chapter, and pastry instructor Ebow Dadzie, who was named one of the 2014 Top Ten Pastry Chefs in the U.S. by Dessert Professional.

Admissions and Aid

As an award-winning culinary institute, admissions to CINY is highly competitive, attracting applicants from around the world. CINY students must demonstrate an interest in and passion for the culinary arts or the hospitality industry and a commitment to enhancing their skill sets.

Operated through Monroe College, CINY is committed to making education affordable and offers financial aid to students through a combination of need-based aid, scholarship and grants.

Campus Life

CINY boasts a strong, diverse and supportive campus community that provides students with ample opportunities to enhance their personal and professional development outside of the classroom. By joining student groups such as the Professional Convention Management Association, the Culinary Arts Service Club, and the Baking and Pastry Club, many CINY students make meaningful contributions to the greater community through participating in local fundraising, volunteering and charitable events.

Our Restaurants

  • The Dining Lab

    Launched in 2013, The Dining Lab is a critically acclaimed contemporary American fine dining restaurant run entirely by students from the Culinary Institute of New York (CINY). Deemed a "training ground for students" by The Wall Street Journal, "the little kitchen that could" by The New York Times and "Westchester’s Best Kept Secret" by Westchester Magazine, the restaurant provides students valuable real world experience in à la carte food production and refined service, all while earning credit toward graduation.

  • The Pastry Kiosk

    CINY’s student-run café, The Pastry Kiosk, offers a full lunch menu with gourmet sandwiches on freshly baked breads, quiches, salads and soups. It includes a full pastry case, including decorated cupcakes, mousse-filled cakes, tarts, biscotti and croissants. The Kiosk hours vary according to the semester schedule and is open to the public, providing students yet another opportunity to gain first-hand experience.