We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 19, 2019. Classes will resume on August 20.


  • 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 www.ciarestaurantgroup.com 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, CA, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, Grove, and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Savor will be closed.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts


    Veterans: Right at Home at the CIA

  • Welcome Military Veterans!

    A sense of purpose. Service. Making a difference. You’ve experienced them all in your military career, so it’s only natural to seek them in your next one. A career in food is a great fit for your skills and drive, and so is The Culinary Institute of America, where you’ll practice mastery, discipline, and teamwork in our professional kitchens every day.

    Join our the strong and committed community of veteran students at the CIA. We’re proud to have been founded in 1946 for the express purpose of preparing World War II veterans for food careers.


    Up to 100% of Your CIA Tuition—Covered

    Your GI Bill benefits—based on your years of military service—and Yellow Ribbon program can cover up to 100% of your tuition. So why not choose the best? Use your hard-earned benefits to the fullest, by earning an associate, bachelor’s, or master’s degree from the world-famous CIA.

    Learn more about benefits available to veterans at the CIA:

    Every student is different, so it’s important to submit your Certificate of Eligibility to the CIA as soon as possible so we can determine how your benefits will affect your balance.

    Online Info Session for Veterans

    Sign up for this Q&A and information session for veterans and active duty service members.
    Learn more about the CIA’s degree programs, careers in food and hospitality, and making the most of your GI Bill benefits. Hosted by Assistant Director of Admissions Michael Brown ’04, proud veteran and CIA graduate. Bring your questions!

    RSVP Now

    Your Goals, Our Commitment

    We know that launching a new career can be a challenge. That’s why the CIA is committed to providing you and your family with the tools, support, and camaraderie you need to accomplish your goals, including:

    • Support and resources for veterans available from orientation through graduation
    • An enhanced CIA meal plan option for veterans
    • CIA Veterans Association & Auxiliary student organization
    • A student lounge just for veterans
    • Recognition at CIA commencements and formal ceremonies
    • Lapel pins that honor and recognize your service to our country

    These are among the many reasons the CIA has been named a Military Friendly® School by G.I. Jobs each year. The college is also proud to be a DoD MOU signed institution.

    Ready When You Are

    The CIA admits students three times a year, so you can start whenever the time is right for you.

  • Military Friendly® Schools.We’re a Military Friendly® School! This designation signals that CIA is one of a select few colleges setting the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses. Learn more >

  • Contact Us

    Admissions Office
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
    Fax: 845-451-1068
  • Rodney Harvey, CIA Associate Degree in Culinary Arts student and veteran.

    Veteran Spotlight

    Rodney Harvey
    U.S. Army
    I became interested in the American Food Studies: Farm-to-Table Cooking program after spending a year volunteering on Shambala farms located in Camano Island, WA. As a result of this experience, I intend to support local farmers and the local economy in which I live, both personally and professionally, by using only fresh farm ingredients.
    Amy Chicavich, CIA culinary arts student, is a senior airman in the United States Air Force.

    Veteran Spotlight

    Amy Chicavich
    U.S. Air Force
    “I love eating. I love food. I love everything about it. It’s like music for me, a whole-body experience,” says Amy Chicavich, a senior airman in the United States Air Force.
  • Visiting chef demos, major conferences, and special events on campus let you rub elbows with stars of the food world.