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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  • Athletics at The Culinary Institute of America

    The CIA is one of the few culinary schools with a top-quality athletics program featuring five co-ed teams. In addition to offering great physical training, CIA sports also give you the opportunity to strengthen leadership and team building skills, time management, and self-discipline.

    Image of a sharpening or honing steel, CIA's athletics team nameOur team name—the Steels (named after the tool used to sharpen knives)—represents the dedication and concentration of CIA student-athletes. As they sharpen their skills on the court or in the field, they also cultivate a strong work ethic, determination, and sense of team pride that serves them well throughout their careers.

    All CIA athletics teams are part of the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Conference.

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