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.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

  • Read more about CIA associate and bachelor's college degrees - the food business awaits
  • College Degrees

    Choose from Accredited Associate and Bachelor’s Degree Programs

    Associate degree programs should provide fundamental skills, techniques, and cuisine studies.

    • The CIA offers separate associate degrees in culinary arts as well as baking and pastry arts. Our two-year curriculum is structured to build your skills and knowledge in the right sequence to make sure you’re prepared for a variety of food industry jobs.

    Bachelor’s degree programs should provide the same foundation, plus build cultural, operational, and leadership knowledge.

    The college should be accredited by a leading agency for higher education.

    • Accreditation validates the quality of your education, adds long-term value and marketability of your degree, and allows you to pursue advanced degrees at top colleges and universities around the world. All CIA degree programs are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the same organization that accredits other leading colleges and universities in our region. Accreditation also allows us to participate in federal financial assistance programs that help pay for your education.