The CIA in California

  • The health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff are our top priority. As such, our public programs at the CIA at Greystone remain closed for the time being and outside visitors are not permitted on campus. Gatehouse Restaurant is now open for indoor and outdoor dining, Tuesday–Saturday. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Learn more. For more information, visit our CIA SAFE Plan page or check out our virtual campus visits.

    The CIA at Copia—our public food and wine destination in downtown Napa—is offering a limited number of food enthusiast classes. Learn more.
  • Explore The Culinary Institute of America in California

    Whether you’re a student seeking a culinary or baking and pastry career, a home cook, a food and wine enthusiast, or an entrepreneur looking to start a new food business, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in the Napa Valley is not to be missed! Join us at the CIA at Greystone (St. Helena) and The CIA at Copia (downtown Napa) and discover a food and wine lover’s paradise.


    The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

    An Engaging Environment for Learning

    The CIA at Greystone is one of the world’s most unique and enriching schools for food and wine education. Our faculty members include top chefs, food executives, restaurant owners, master sommeliers, and more. We offer:

    If you’re interested in attending the college, sign up for one of our admissions events led by CIA students, or contact an admissions counselor today.

    Visit Us

    Built in the late 19th century and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our impressive Greystone facility in St. Helena was once home to the Christian Brothers Winery. Here, you can:

    We also offer historic public tours.

    The Culinary Institute of America at Copia

    Located in the heart of downtown Napa, The CIA at Copia is the ultimate destination for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying the world of food, wine, art, and community. Experience cooking and beverage classes taught by CIA experts, curated tasting events and festivals, delicious dining selections, artisanal art collections, and private event space, all in one convenient location—the epicenter of food and wine.

  • Take a Virtual Campus Tour of CIA California

  • Learn about CIA's CA ACAP program for culinary students
  • Learn about CIA's Wine Management Master's degree in Napa, CA

  • Recipes, videos, classes, and more! Visit CIA Foodies.

  • Contact Us

    The CIA at Greystone
    2555 Main Street
    St. Helena, CA 94574
    Phone: 707-967-1100
  • Contact Us

    The CIA at Copia
    500 1st Street
    Napa, CA 94559
    Phone: 707-967-2500
  • Dining at a restaurant at The Culinary Institute of America, California.

    Dining at the CIA California

    All the award-winning restaurants at the CIA in the Napa Valley are part of our students’ educational experience. Reservations are suggested for all restaurants except The Bakery Café by illy.

    The Gatehouse Restaurant—Memorable cuisine perfectly paired with wine and legendary CIA hospitality

    The Grove at Copia—Casual indoor and outdoor dining showcasing the bounty of Copia’s culinary gardens

    The Bakery Café by illy—Light café fare and classic and contemporary pastries and baked goods