There is no longer any need for clandestine operations to get a deciphered look inside the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). New drone footage released by the CIA provides an unprecedented glimpse at the not-so-secret Hyde Park, NY campus of The Culinary Institute—the "other" CIA. The footage provides inside intel for aspiring chefs, food lovers, and alumni, offering a view of the CIA unlike any they've ever seen before—from high above.

Spanning 170 acres along the majestic Hudson River, the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of America was originally a Jesuit seminary named St. Andrew-on-Hudson. Today the campus features more than 40 professional kitchens and bakeshops, an 800-seat theatre and conference center, a 100,000-square-foot Student Commons, four public restaurants, four dormitories, six lodges, and three townhomes, all of which serve to educate and house more than 2,000 students who have infiltrated, um, matriculated.

The video was shot by Scott D. Snell of XFactor Aerial/Ellenbogan Creative Media during the second week of October and has now been declassified for public viewing.

You don't need to be a secret agent to experience the world's premier culinary college from the air; just watch the footage on YouTube. To learn more about the CIA's degree programs and public offerings, visit us online.