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

  • CIA Student Dress Code
  • Dress Code: Dress for Success

    In the foodservice industry it’s important to look professional both inside and outside of the kitchen. Wear your uniform with pride! CIA kitchens and labs require chef's whites, and restaurant/hospitality settings require the relevant service uniform. Classroom courses, however, require either chef's whites or business professional attire.

    Business Professional

    If you're not wearing your chef's uniform, you must be in business professional attire while in all academic buildings. This includes orientation. Learn the dos and don'ts of dressing at the CIA:


    Your Chef’s Uniform

    Your chef's whites uniform is included in your tuition costs, but remember that you must supply your own pair of kitchen-appropriate shoes. They must be black, slip-resistant, have an enclosed heel, and be sturdy. Learn more about the importance of professionalism and how to respect your uniform:


    For more information about the dress code, check out the college’s Professionalism, Uniform, and Hygiene Policy in the CIA Academic Catalog.