Reduced Hours and Activities During Late July/August

We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that amazing changes are underway at the CIA campuses during the summer and our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Please note that classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.


  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to for the most up-to-the-minute information.
  • At the New York campus, all restaurants will be closed during this period.
  • At our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

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Four Alumni Lead the List of Forbes "30 Under 30"

The January 20 issue of Forbes honors the best up-and-comers in various fields. Four CIA graduates are named in the magazine’s 30 Under 30 list in the area of food and beverage—more than any other college or university.

30 under 30“We are proud that so many graduates quickly become standouts in the food world. In addition to being highly skilled chefs, they are managers, owners, sommeliers, and leaders in many other areas of hospitality,” said CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan.

The honorees from the CIA:

  • Adam Altnether, bachelor’s degree in culinary arts management ’07, co-owner and executive chef of Craft Restaurants, St. Louis, MO
  • Joseph “JJ” Johnson, bachelor’s degree in culinary arts management ’07, chef de cuisine at The Cecil, NYC, NY
  • Carlton McCoy, bachelor’s degree in culinary arts management ’06, Master Sommelier and wine director at The Little Nell, Aspen, CO
  • Jason Pfeifer, associate degree in culinary arts ’06, chef de cuisine at Maialino, NYC, NY

“This award solidifies in my mind the importance of the bachelor’s degree program I completed at The Culinary Institute of America. The CIA’s emphasis on work ethic and a strong foundation of fundamentals helped me excel at every position I’ve ever held,” Altnether says.

“I wouldn’t be where I am without the CIA,” Johnson says of his alma mater. “The chefs and professors there got me ready for the culinary world and set me up for success.”

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