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

  • CIA at Greystone Chef Crossing
  • Visit the CIA in California

    CIA Admissions Visits

    Interested in applying for one of our innovative degree or certificate programs? We have lots of ways for you to connect with the CIA and find out more.

  • On-Campus Events

  • Learn how the CIA’s associate degree programs can start you on the road to a successful and rewarding culinary career. Join us for an Admissions Open House and discover the many opportunities that await you in the foodservice and hospitality industry!

    • Learn about the CIA and admissions requirements
    • Find out about financial aid and scholarship opportunities
    • Tour our amazing campus in California
    • Question and answer session with your admissions representative

    Open Houses are held multiple times a month. Sign up online to reserve your spot. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with the program starting at 10 a.m. Please note the dates and locations of the events below.

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    Once you’ve been accepted to the CIA, Accepted Student Day is a great way to see the campus firsthand, find out what’s next for you, and get a taste of life at the college.

    Come visit us and get key info about enrollment steps, financial aid, and student employment. You’ll also enjoy a lively culinary demonstration, tour our beautiful campus, hear from students and faculty, and savor some fabulous food.

    Space is limited, and is on a first-come, first-served basis—so reserve your spot ASAP. We can’t wait to welcome you to campus!

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    Why wait? With our Instant Decision Appointments, you can request a one-on-one review of your application and supporting documents with a member of our admissions team! You bring the materials—and we’ll give you an admissions decision that same day!

    Appointments are available Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 5 p.m.

    Request Your Appointment

  • Events in Your Area

  • These personal, one-on-one events are a great way to discover how the CIA fits into your future. Your admissions officer will get to know you as you talk about your goals and work together on your admissions plan. Come prepared with tons of questions! Plus, if you bring your completed application form to this event, you will receive a $50 application fee waiver!

    To schedule an appointment for one of these events, please sign up online using the link below or call the CIA Admissions Department at 1-800-CULINARY (285-4627).

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  • “Almost every profession has an outstanding training ground. The military has West Point, music has Juilliard, and the culinary arts has the Institute.”
    — Craig Claiborne, Celebrated Author and Food Critic, The New York Times