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

  • Learn about the meal plan at culinary school at CIA's California campus
  • California Campus
    Meal Plans

    Board is a required for all long-term students. The cost per semester is $1,435, which includes two meals per instructional day based on class schedules. Morning students receive continental breakfast and hot lunch, and afternoon students receive a light lunch and dinner. During the meal, which is enjoyed with fellow students and faculty, students are encouraged to evaluate the basic techniques involved in both the preparation and the service of food. This is considered a valuable part of culinary education. For students living in the residence halls, a third meal per instructional day will be provided in the teaching kitchens in the main building. There are two common kitchen facilities available in the Vineyard Lodge Housing Center for students to prepare meals outside of class time.