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 27–August 20, 2018. Classes will resume on August 21.


  • 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 the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At the CIA at Copia in Napa, California, The Restaurant at CIA Copia and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Nao will be closed.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Alain Dubernard, CIA Department Chair—Baking and Pastry Arts, CIA San Antonio.

Faculty Bio: Alain Dubernard

Baking and Pastry Arts
Professor and Team Leader—Baking and Pastry Arts
Education and Credentials: CMB, CHE

Diploma, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Mexico City, Mexico. Escuela Panamericana de Hoteleria (Hotel Management School), Mexico City.

Professional Background
Production Consultant, Pastelería Alcazar, Mexico City. General Director Assistant and Consultant, Snob, Café Gourmet, Mexico City. Product Development and Good Manufacturing Practices Consultant, Café Miro and Aeropan, Culiacán, Mexico. Consultant, Pastelería Francesa S.A. de C.V. (El Globo), Mexico City. Chef-Owner and General Manager, La Balance Pâtisserie, Mexico City. Assistant Chef, A la Petite Chocolatière, Paris, France. Chef de Partie, Hôtel Bristol, Paris. Commis Pâtissier/Chef de Tour, Roux Restaurants Ltd., London, England.

Marc Sarrazin Cup (CIA team), Salon of Culinary Art, NYC, 2006.

Tortas y Tartas en la Cocina.

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