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 27–August 20, 2018. Classes will resume on August 21.


  • 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 the CIA at Greystone in St. Helena, California, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At the CIA at Copia in Napa, California, The Restaurant at CIA Copia and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Nao will be closed.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts


    Advance Your Culinary Career at the CIA


    Level Up Your Culinary Knowledge

    If you’re a food industry professional with years of experience, someone looking to change careers, or just want to know more about the culinary arts, the CIA offers a wide menu of academic experiences tailored to match your needs. These include:

    In addition to learning in our classrooms and kitchens, you’ll also:

    • Broaden your professional expertise and make industry contacts.
    • Learn from world-class CIA faculty who are renowned global experts in the culinary arts.
    • Participate in campus career fairs that feature leading companies in the food industry.
    • Apply for scholarships to help pay for your CIA education (92 percent of our students receive financial aid). Even if you’re older than a traditional college student, don’t assume you won’t qualify. Be sure to file your FAFSA to determine your financial aid opportunities.
    • Engage in global networking opportunities through our 49,000+ alumni worldwide.

    In addition, our year-round academic cycles make it easier to start your CIA education when it’s most convenient as you balance work, family, and other life commitments. Learn more about our year-round entry dates.

    If you’ve already earned college credits, be sure to check out the CIA’s transfer credit policies.

  • Our public restaurants make it real—you prepare and serve meals to customers right on campus.
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