CIA San Antonio - The Campus at Pearl Brewery


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The Culinary Institute of America Campus at The Pearl in San Antonio



Located at The Old Pearl Brewery the smokestack remains as a visible sign of its historic past.


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Extraordinary Teaching Facilities


With sensitive regard to the historic Pearl Brewery the CIA has built an extraordinary facility to support it's 30 week Culinary Arts Certificate Program and numerous shorter courses. The first floor features three new teaching kitchens, two skills kitchens that were designed to support the CIA's core curriculum programs, and a one-of-a-kind Latin Kitchen.

With professional facilities located both indoors and outdoors, the Latin Kitchen is the world's premier culinary facility for educating students and professionals about the indigenous cooking techniques of Mexico and Latin America. Outdoors, the facility showcases specialized equipment including a wood-fired clay comal for tortillas, and a Parrilla grill and Barbacoa Pit for traditional roasting techniques. Indoors, the Latin Kitchen captures the heritage of Latin America, with Talavera Tile walls, a wood-fired oven, a Latin Foods demonstration theater and six cooking suites.

The second floor of the new facility features a professional bakeshop sponsored by Dunkin Donuts, classrooms, and an additional demonstration theater and conference space that can accommodate up to 350 participants. The bakeshop was made possible by a one million dollar pledge by Dunkin' Brands CEO and CIA Board Member Jon Luther. It will enable the CIA to educate students and industry professionals about traditional Latin American baked goods, which are still unfamiliar to many in North America.

The building also features a new computer lab, library, and offices for the college's faculty and administration.

This facility has incorporated many "green" practices including ionized water for cleaning, a composting machine, a solar array used to generate electricity to name a few.





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