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

Ana Sofia Sada Cervantes

Faculty Bio: Ana Sofia Sada Cervantes

Culinary Arts
Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts

Bachelor’s degree, Centro de Estudios Culinarios Roccatti SUGAR, Monterrey, Mexico. Bachelor’s degree, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Professional Experience:
Executive Chef, Buen Provecho, Boerne, TX. Executive Chef/Catering Manager, The Helene House Event Center, Boerne. Chef and Manager, Rodizio Grill—The Brazilian Steakhouse, McAllen, TX. Bar Manager, State Farm Arena, McAllen. Chef, Francesco’s Seafood & Grill, Monterrey. Sous Chef, Silvano’s Ristorante, Monterrey. Line Cook, Grupo Pangea: La Embajada, Monterrey. Line Cook/Bartender, La Maldita Mantequilla, Monterrey. Physical Education Teacher, Head Soccer Coach, Euroamerican School of Monterrey.

First Place, Salsa Verde Category; Honorable Mention, Salsa Roja Category; The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, Austin, TX, 2016. First Place Overall, Grill Master HEB Contest, Monterrey, 2012. Winner, Most Original Mexican Chef Contest, Monterrey, 2011.

Mexican National Women’s Soccer Team, 2001–2004.

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