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


    The CIA in Texas


    Explore The Culinary Institute of America in San Antonio

    The CIA San Antonio is home to a diverse and energetic community of people with one common passion: food. Whether you’re a student seeking a culinary or baking and pastry arts degree, an entrepreneur hoping to succeed in the food business, or a home cook wanting to expand your skills, you’ll feel welcome here.

    CIA Texas Academic Programs

    Our San Antonio campus offers:

    • Associate degrees with majors in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts, based on the same innovative curricula as the world-renowned degree programs at our New York campus
    • Custom programs for leaders and professionals in the food industry
    • Programs for food and wine enthusiasts, from two-hour demos and one-day cooking classes to multi-day skill-building Boot Camps

    CIA Texas Faculty

    The quality of our faculty is one of the top reasons the CIA is the world’s best culinary college. All of our 150+ faculty members across three U.S. campuses are dedicated and talented teachers, each possessing a unique set of skills and experiences that they’re eager to share with you. The person leading your class might be an acclaimed master chef, an executive from a major food business, the owner of a world-famous restaurant, a published author, or a master sommelier.

    CIA Texas Campus

    The CIA San Antonio is housed in a 30,000-square-foot building at the dynamic Pearl site near downtown. Located on the San Antonio River Walk and set among the restored 19th century buildings of the former Pearl Brewery, the campus features a one-of-a-kind Latin kitchen with both indoor and outdoor cooking stations, plus five other teaching kitchens and a professional bakeshop. Demonstration theaters, a computer lab, the Learning Strategies Center/Library Learning Commons, and a library round out the education resources.

    Visit the CIA in Texas

    Come pay us a visit, and while you’re here be sure to stop in at our student-run Nao to explore the drama created by cooking with live fire. And you might also treat yourself to one of the sweet or savory goodies created by our baking and pastry arts students in the pop-up CIA Bakery Café if you time your visit right. We expect to “pop up” again in early 2018—watch our Texas campus restaurants page for upcoming opening dates.

  • Learn about CIA's El Sueno Culinary Scholarship in San Antonio, Texas

  • Take a Virtual Campus Tour of CIA's Texas campus
  • Contact Us

    The CIA San Antonio
    312 Pearl Parkway, Building 2, Suite 2102
    San Antonio, TX 78215
    Phone: 210-554-6400
  • Nao

    Dining at the CIA Texas

    Nao at the CIA San Antonio plays a role in our students’ educational experience. Reservations are suggested.

    It’s all about fire and heat at the CIA’s restaurant at the Pearl Brewery. At dinner, the open kitchen makes it easy for diners to experience the drama created by cooking with live fire. The contemporary menu offers creatively re-imagined dishes and a highly curated beverage program. This world-class restaurant is operated by students about to graduate from the CIA’s degree program. They work under the supervision of highly experienced chef-instructors and maître d’instructors.