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.

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CIA Hosts Largest Career Fair Since 2008

The CIA brought 280 recruiters to its Hyde Park, NY campus in February for the largest career fair at the college in six years—since before the economic downturn. Companies from all sectors of foodservice and hospitality actively sought recent and soon-to-be graduates for positions. Career Fair February 2014

Acting Director of Career Services Ronald Hayes ’02 notes that restaurant companies like Jean-Georges Restaurants, the Charlie Palmer Group, and Bread Alone attended the fair. “These restaurants don’t have to recruit. People come to them looking for jobs,” Hayes says. “But they’re coming to the source, because demand is really high for CIA graduates. They know they’ll be hiring a superior employee.”

In a sign that the food world is leading the economic recovery, each of the last 16 fairs at the CIA has seen a growth in companies attending from the same season the year before. In 2013, the fairs combined to welcome a record 885 recruiters.

Organizations recruiting CIA graduates include fine-dining restaurants, bakeries, hotels and resorts, country clubs, casual dining chains, caterers, supermarkets, healthcare and educational institutions, research and development companies, airport concessions, and corporate dining, to name just a few.

The CIA has long hosted career fairs on its Hyde Park campus, where recruiters actively look to hire students for externship field experience and graduates for a wide range of jobs in kitchens and dining rooms and on management tracks. Similar Career Networking Days have now launched at the Greystone and San Antonio campuses.

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