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.

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CIA Apple Pie Bakery Café Offers Special Easter Treats

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Featuring Freshly Prepared Chocolate Bunnies, Hot Cross Buns, and Egg-Shaped Macarons

Media Contact:

Virginia Muré
Communications Manager

Hyde Park, NY – Easter in the Hudson Valley will be even sweeter when it features freshly made items prepared by the students of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). In addition to its usual selection of pastries, individual desserts, and breads, the college's Apple Pie Bakery Café is presenting special delights for the holiday.

Fill everyone's baskets with two sizes of dark-chocolate bunnies, priced at $3.95 (small) and $5.95 (large); then add delightfully delicious egg-shaped macaron cookies for $1.95 each.

Bring hot cross buns home for the family to enjoy during Easter dinner at $2.95 each, and finish the meal with a scrumptious vanilla éclair decked out for the holiday in pink, yellow, white, and blue icing, for $5.95.

To pre-order any of the items, stop by the Café or call 845-905-4500 by Monday, March 25, 2013. All items are available for purchase now until Thursday, March 28. The café will be closed on Friday, March 29.

The CIA Apple Pie Bakery Café is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday when the college is in session. The casual Café, which doubles as a classroom for students pursuing CIA degrees in baking and pastry arts, serves specialty coffees and baked goods; a savory lunch menu of sandwiches, soups, and salads; and specialty cakes, desserts, and breads for dining in or takeout.

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Photo 1: The CIA Apple Pie Bakery Café's Easter specials: Dark chocolate bunnies, hot cross buns, egg-shaped macaroons, and éclairs iced in pastel colors. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Photo 2: Dark chocolate bunnies from the CIA's Apple Pie Bakery Café. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Photo 3: Egg-shaped macaroon cookies from the CIA's Apple Pie Bakery Café. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Photo 4: A student in the CIA Apple Pie Bakery Café piping filling into an egg-shaped macaroon cookie. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 45,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

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