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.

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Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

The CIA Brings Over 100 Jobs to Napa

Napa, CA – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is hosting a job fair at its new location, The Culinary Institute of America at Copia, next week with the goal of hiring 100 employees bringing an influx of new jobs to the City of Napa.

The job fair is being held Wednesday, September 7 through Friday, September 9 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. each day. The CIA is currently hiring for its new restaurant, store, and demonstration theater. Positions include servers, cocktail servers, bartenders, host/hostess, event staff, sales associates, culinary demonstrators, pastry cooks, and line cooks. Hiring managers will be available on-site for on-the-spot interviews. The CIA encourages applicants to bring a resume and references to the job fair.

The CIA acquired the Copia property in November 2015 and plans to open this fall. The facility features a 280-seat theater, a vibrant restaurant, a 72-seat demonstration kitchen and theater, a retail store, classrooms, and exhibition spaces, with more to come in 2017. The CIA will carry forward the facility’s original goal of providing excellence in culinary education and food, wine, and arts-based experiences for both visitors and our local communities with its offerings.

Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia is bringing 100 new jobs to Napa. A job fair is being held at Copia this week to fill positions for the restaurant, store, and demonstration theater. (Photo credit: Victor Samuel/CIA)
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Media Contact:

Anne Girvin
Manager—Marketing & Communications

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to driving leadership development for the foodservice and hospitality industry, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; and executive education through its Food Business School. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, world cuisines & cultures, and professional excellence & innovation. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes leaders in every area of foodservice and hospitality. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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