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.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Brendan R. Walsh '80, CIA Dean—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: Brendan R. Walsh ’80

Educational Administration
Dean—School of Culinary Arts


Professional Experience:
Lecturing Instructor in Culinary Arts, CIA. Executive Chef/Owner, Elms Restaurant & Tavern, Ridgefield, CT; North Street Grill, Great Neck, NY; The Coyote Grill, Island Park, NY. Founder and President, Chef Brendan Walsh Services/FWF Consulting, Ridgefield. Lead Chef, Connecticut Farmland Trust, Hartford, CT. Director of Operations and Executive Chef, 661 North Corporation, Island Park. Chef Spokesman, Scotch Whiskey Association: 20 City Promotional Tour. Director of Culinary Operations and Executive Chef, Sign of the Dove Corporation, NYC. Executive Chef, Arizona 206, NYC; Water’s Edge, Long Island City, NY. Sous Chef, Stars, San Francisco, CA. Chef, Gotham Bar & Grill, NYC. Executive Chef, Ancient Mariner, Fort Lauderdale, FL; Lake Placid, NY; and Ridgefield.

Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America Award, James Beard Foundation. The Culinary Institute of America Ambassador Award.

James Beard Foundation.

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