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.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Aaron Brown, CIA Chef-Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts

Faculty Bio: Aaron Brown

Baking and Pastry Arts
Associate Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Education and Credentials: CB, CHE

AA, Western Culinary Institute, Portland, OR.

Grand Central Baking Company, Seattle, WA.

Professional Background:
Bakery Manager, Big River Breads, Corvallis, OR. Head Baker, Il Fornaio America Corporation, Denver, CO, Las Vegas, NV, and Portland. Owner/Head Baker, Spent Grain Baking Company, Seattle.

Baker of the Year, Il Fornaio America Corp., 1997.

Retail Bakers of America. Bread Bakers Guild of America.

Contact Us

The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600