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 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

  • Veterans, the best education for a successful culinary career is at the CIA
  • The Best Culinary Education for a Successful Food Career

    Transitioning from the Military to the Food Industry

    Military Friendly® SchoolsSelecting a college is a big decision and finding a program that fits your career goals is crucial to obtaining a rewarding job. Our skills-oriented, specialized bachelor’s and associate degree programs, and award winning faculty prepare you to step right into the industry. Plus, with the Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, Yellow Ribbon Program, and three enrollment seasons (with 16 entry dates annually) from which to choose, the CIA’s flexible year-round entry system makes it easier for veterans enroll when the time is best. Check out the six key criteria that can help you assess the quality of a culinary program.

    Easing the Transition

    No matter which degree you pursue, you can always be sure that you’ll benefit from the CIA’s commitment to excellence every step of the way. You’ll work in world-class professional kitchens and bakeshops where the atmosphere is structured and intense but exhilarating—making it an awesome environment for learning. We also believe that a vital part of college life is the time you spend after class. There are approximately 150 veterans enrolled at our Hyde Park, NY campus and the Veterans Club is an excellent way to connect with people who share your interests. The college also offers competitive sports opportunities—intercollegiate soccer, basketball, cross-country, and tennis as well as various intramural sports, fitness programs, or recreational activities. In addition, support services are available on-campus as well as at the Hudson Valley VA.