The CIA in California

  • Explore The Culinary Institute of America in California

    Whether you’re a student seeking a culinary or baking and pastry education, a home cook, a food and wine enthusiast, or an entrepreneur looking to start a new food business, the 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 CIA at Greystone—An Immersive Environment for Learning

    The CIA at Greystone is one of the world’s most unique and enriching schools for food and wine education. Built in the late 19th century and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our magnificant Greystone facility in St. Helena was once home to the Christian Brothers Winery right in the heart of the Napa Valley. The Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies was the first of its kind for wine education. Our faculty members include top chefs, food executives, restaurant owners, master sommeliers, and more. We offer:

    At The CIA at Copia in downtown Napa, discover The Food Business School, our center for executive education, and the new home of our Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program.

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    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.

    The CIA at Greystone also offers public dining experiences in our student-run restaurants, historic public tours, a self-service wine bar, and shopping. Plan your visit >

    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. Learn more >

  • 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
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    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 The Grove and Gatehouse restaurants.

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

    The Lunch Box—You can pick up quick-service takeout lunch specialties

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

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