At this CIA they work on countertops, not counterterrorism. The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) offers bachelor's and associate degrees in Culinary Arts, Culinary Science, and Baking and Pastry Arts fields of study. It also offers continuing education programs, conferences, travel programs, and e-learning. The independent, not-for-profit educational organization enrolls some 2,800 students and employs more than 125 chef-instructors and other faculty members at campuses in the US and overseas. Notable graduates include media personalities Anthony Bourdain and Rocco DiSpirito and Stever Ellis, founder of Chipotle Mexican Grill.