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.

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Anita Olivarez Eisenhauer, CIA Professor—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: Anita Olivarez Eisenhauer

Culinary Arts
Professor—Culinary Arts

MBA, Sustainable Systems, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT. BS, Culinary Education, State University of New York, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY. Graduate Certificate, Madeleine Kamman’s School for American Chefs, St. Helena, CA.

Professional Cooking and Teaching Experience:
Chef-Instructor, Top Table, CIA Singapore; American Bounty Restaurant, CIA, Hyde Park, NY. Chef-Consultant, Prune, The Gap Café, NYC. Restaurant Chef, Peter Hoffman’s Savoy, Geoffrey Zakarian at The Royalton Hotel “44”, Eight Mile Creek, NYC. Independent and private caterer, Serena Bass Catering, Restaurant Associates at Carnegie Hall, the MET and MET Opera, Great Performances, and New York Parties, NYC. Opening team, The Blue Door Restaurant at The Delano Hotel, South Beach, FL. Special-Location Chef, Industria Produzione, Pantelleria, Italy. Guest Chef, Oceana Cruises, Mediterranean locations. Stage, Amy’s Bread and Le Cirque, NYC.

Current Accolades:
Chair, Faculty Council, The Culinary Institute of America.

Organizations and Memberships:
Slow Food International. Chefs Collaborative. Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. International Association of Culinary Professionals. Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

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