• Learn about CIA CA student clubs, organizations, and activities on campus in St. Helena, CA
  • CIA California Student Activities, Clubs, and Recreation

    CIA California Offers Student Activities, Clubs, and Events That Match Your Interests

    While at our CIA California campus, your experiences include more than classrooms and kitchens. The renowned Napa Valley region is filled historic wineries and restaurants that make it the perfect spot for any future food industry pro to learn, taste, and explore. In addition, the Greystone campus offers several more ways to make new friends through our student clubs and organizations.

  • The Greystone campus Student Government Association (SGA) hosts several events on campus geared to bring together students in fun and exciting way. These include:

    • Movie nights
    • Book signings
    • Semi-formals
    • Lecture series
    • Carnivals
    • Gardening
    • Game nights
    • Yoga
    • La Chef, which examines how gender impacts the professional kitchen and hospitality industry, particularly for female students, future chef leaders, and professionals.
    • Outdoor Adventure Club, which encourages health and wellness through outdoor and adventure excursions, such as hiking beautiful Mount St. Helena, spending an afternoon exploring Northern California coastlines, rock climbing, or exploring caves.
    • PRIDE, which provides a safe and inclusive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students (and their families and friends), as well as educates all Greystone students about the needs, issues, and accomplishments of LGBTQ communities.
    • SPICE (Student Programming, Involvement, and Community Engagement), which plans, produces, and markets events both on and off campus that benefit CIA students and the larger Napa Valley community. Members of SPICE participants are able to hone their organizational, leadership and event planning skills, as well as network with key Napa Valley businesses and organizations.
    • Student Government Association, which represents the CIA student community, funds clubs, plans events, and acts as their official voice.
    • Veteran’s Club, designed as a support network for campus veteran students, which meets to discuss topics of mutual interest and to promote camaraderie among CIA community members who also serve in the U.S. armed forces.
    • Wine Club, which provides students with the chance to learn about a variety of wine topics and participate in varietal tastings, regional tastings throughout the Napa Valley, and vertical tastings, as well as wine and food pairings. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

    For more information, contact Jared Snyder, assistant director of student affairs, at Jared.Snyder@culinary.edu or 707-967-2486.

    We also sponsors trips where you and classmates can explore the Napa Valley/San Francisco region at a minimal cost, such as:

    • Bothe State Park, Robert Louis Stevenson State Park, and Muir Woods
    • Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
    • Local orchards, wineries, breweries, farmers markets, and food purveyors
    • Professional sporting events
    • Cosmic Bowling
    • Hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing

    Being part of the Napa Valley community also offers additional off-campus adventures, such as:

    • Dining at local, Michelin-starred restaurants and exploring the 400-plus wineries in Napa County alone
    • Visiting San Francisco for more world-class dining, as well as museums, sports teams, and shows
    • Hiking and mountain biking locally in the Mayacamas Mountain Range and the Palisades
    • Skiing, snowboarding, and hiking at Lake Tahoe
    • Pacific deep sea fishing
    • Hiking in Yosemite National Park