• Students learn by working and get career experience at CIA restaurants
  • New York Campus Restaurants


    American Bounty Restaurant

    Here the focus is on the seasons and products of the lush Hudson Valley. You’ll be using only the finest, freshest local seasonal ingredients depending on availability, quality, and price. You’ll prepare modern dishes highlighting American cuisines using techniques such as pan-searing, grilling, sautéing, roasting, and more. In the formal dining room setting, you will learn strategies to exceed guests’ expectations, and execute various service roles with speed and efficiency. You’ll also be able to identify the components and beverages of the full-service bar.

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    Apple Pie Bakery Café

    Experience the reality of producing and marketing products in the setting of an actual bakery café. In the ever-busy Apple Pie Bakery Café, you'll prepare, display, and present baked goods such as breakfast pastries, artisan breads, and various desserts. You’ll also create savory selections like soups, salads, and sandwiches; practice your table service skills; and have the chance to interact with customers at the counter. In addition, you’ll explore important topics such as controlling inventory, analyzing sales, and operating a complete shop.

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    The Bocuse Restaurant

    The Bocuse Restaurant gives you the chance to create and serve new interpretations of classic French cuisine as you learn a wide range of exciting and innovative new skills such as sous vide. Be prepared to showcase your skills even when you’re in the back of the house—the dramatic open kitchen allows customers to see you in action. And when you step out front, tableside service is a signature part of your learning experience. You’ll master a new style of casual yet sophisticated service and prepare liquid nitrogen ice cream table-side.

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    Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici

    Caterina is a great opportunity to experience the intricate and very real demands of cooking in a fast-paced environment. You’ll present truly authentic regional Italian cuisine as you work with and present seasonal ingredients and flavor combinations. You will explore the importance of local sustainability and discover characteristic fresh produce, cheese, and cured meats. You’ll also advance your service skills in a dynamic contemporary setting, while offering patrons a diverse selection of Italian wines, beers, coffees, teas, and other beverages.

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    California Campus Restaurants


    Gatehouse Restaurant

    As the focus of your final semester at the CIA, Gatehouse Restaurant is your capstone experience after nearly two years of rigorous culinary, baking and pastry, hospitality, and beverage management instruction. Using the region's freshest ingredients, as well as products from the CIA's own farms and herb gardens, you'll create contemporary dishes to be served in a refined, yet casual dining room. The restaurant offers a table d'hote menu structure for both lunch and dinner. Guests are able to choose from several items within four different categories in a prix-fixe pricing manner. Your semester at the Gatehouse Restaurant will expand your front of the house and back of the house experience to get you ready to work in any restaurant after graduation.

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    The Bakery Café by illy

    Here you’ll apply your skills in a fully operational setting as you continue your studies in subjects like service, management, and—of course—coffee. An integral part of the baking and pastry arts degree program, The Bakery Café by illy gives you the chance to prepare and serve freshly baked bread, cookies, and other dessert items in a real retail café environment. You’ll make breakfast pastries in the morning and soups, salads, sandwiches, and sides for lunch, plus offer a full menu of illy coffee drinks, Dammann Freres tea, and house-made beverages.

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    Texas Campus Restaurants



    Nao is where you fully apply the skills and knowledge gained in your degree program classes as you further explore the drama created by cooking with live fire. Working in the open-view kitchen, you’ll be producing a contemporary menu offering creatively re-imagined dishes. In addition, you’ll also learn all aspects of quality table service, including which beverages best complement the cuisine.

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    CIA Bakery Café

    Discover the annual pop-up CIA Bakery Café created by the CIA’s baking and pastry senior class under the direction of Certified Master Baker Alain Dubernard. An integral part of the baking and pastry arts degree program, the CIA Bakery Café gives you the chance to prepare and serve freshly baked bread, cookies, and other dessert items in a real retail café environment. Open for breakfast and lunch, you can opt to dine in or take out your selections. The CIA Bakery Café offers sweet and savory delights that are sure to please!

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