We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 19, 2019. Classes will resume on August 20.


  • 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 www.ciarestaurantgroup.com 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, CA, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, Grove, and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Savor will be closed.

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Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

NYC Restaurateur and Philanthropist Angelo Vivolo is CIA Commencement Keynote Speaker

Hyde Park, NY – Graduates of The Culinary Institute of America learned the importance of paying it forward when Angelo Vivolo, owner of Vivolo Restaurant Group in New York City, delivered the commencement address at the college’s New York campus on May 5.

In addition to a 40-year career running multiple restaurants, Chef Vivolo has devoted much of his life to giving back to his community. His support of charitable organizations includes Share Our Strength, UNICEF, and the James Beard Foundation, among others. In his role as president of the Francesco and Mary Giambelli Foundation, he oversees an endowed scholarship at the CIA in the Giambellis’ memory.

A long-time friend of baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio, Vivolo represents the late Yankee star’s estate in supporting a scholarship in DiMaggio’s name at the Columbus Citizens Foundation. Although Vivolo was never able to fulfill his own dream of becoming a major league ballplayer, he did play in the College World Series with Long Island University in 1968.

Among Chef Vivolo’s many career highlights has been the opportunity to serve both Pope Benedict in 2009 and Pope Francis in 2015 when they visited the United States.

The entire CIA graduation ceremony, including Chef Vivolo’s address to 110 recipients of CIA associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts, can be seen online.

Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:

New York City restaurateur Angelo Vivolo speaking to graduates of The Culinary Institute of America at the college’s New York campus on May 5, 2017. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Jeff Levine
Communications Manager

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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