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

Half of Nation’s Best New Chefs are CIA Alumni

Each year, Food & Wine names the best up-and-coming chefs in the nation and six CIA alumni—half the honorees—are included in the magazine’s Best New Chefs class of 2014. The graduates are not confined to one region of the United States; they are each running the kitchens in top restaurants in different cities. Food and Wine Best New Chefs 2014

Matthew Accarrino ’98, SPQR in San Francisco, CA
Greg Denton ’96, Ox in Portland, OR
Eli Kulp ’05, Fork in Philadelphia, PA
Joe Ogrodnek 02 & Walker Stern ’02, Dover in Brooklyn, NY
Justin Yu ’05, Oxheart in Houston, TX

The six CIA graduates, and other winners of this prestigious honor, will be showcased at the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen this summer and featured in the July issue of the magazine.

Food & Wine Best New Chefs set the trends for restaurants across the country,” says Dana Cowin, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. In fact, some previous honorees who have gone on to chef stardom include Gary Danko ’77, Rocco DiSpirito ’86, Jonathan Benno ’93, Melissa Perello ’96, Roy Choi ’98, and Nate Appleman ’99.

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Phone: 845-452-9600