Cacique® partners with The Culinary Institute of America

The Culinary Institute of America, also known as CIA, announced that thanks to a Gift In-kind from Cacique, starting this month the world’s premier culinary college and its chefs will be using Cacique® branded products in many of their food preparation and instructional classes.

The #1 brand of authentic Mexican style cheeses, creams and chorizos in the U.S., Cacique®, is one of the top rated and trusted brands among both Hispanic and non-Hispanic consumers who value quality, taste and authenticity.

“The support of organizations like Cacique is critical when training the next generation of great chefs.” said Victor Gielisse, Vice President of Advancement and Business Development at the college. “The CIA has a tremendous reputation for the education that we provide to our students, and the support that we receive from Cacique will allow the college to continue to grow and innovate in the future.”

Through the support of Cacique, the CIA will provide its students and chefs with choices and ingredients familiar with a growing and influential Hispanic consumer, and the shifting and evolving tastes of the American diner.

“In partnering with the CIA, we are able to provide our authentic products to the kitchen classrooms where students are first exposed to high quality ingredients while developing their culinary skills. The use of our Cacique® products throughout the CIA system validates the authenticity our brand represents to the multicultural consumers, who seek familiar quality, ingredients and flavors,” said Tirso Iglesias, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cacique, Inc.

About Cacique®

Founded in 1973 by Gilbert and Jennie de Cárdenas and headquartered in City of Industry, California, Cacique® is the #1 brand of Hispanic cheeses, creams, yogurts and chorizos in the United States. For four decades Cacique® has established itself as a household name, proudly creating the Cacique® family of products. For more information about Cacique®’s line of Hispanic products, please visit or call (800) 521-6987 or (626) 937-3505.

About Culinary Institute of America

Founded in 1946, CIA is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 48,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.