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 is an industry leader by providing conference opportunities in a variety of topics.

    Guiding the Next Wave of Change in the Food Industry

    The Culinary Institute of America's Industry Leadership programs are for foodservice operators for inspiration, networking, skill development, culinary insights, and continuing education credit. These conferences, summits, and professional retreats focus on topics and trends crucial to the industry, including flavor development, health and wellness, nutrition science, volume foodservice, sustainability, and technology.

    The calendar of leadership programs offered by the CIA has grown from the initial Worlds of Flavor® conference in 1998 to a dozen events that include partnerships with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the MIT Media Lab, and the University of California, Davis.

    Conferences and Leadership Summits

    Our programing focuses on topics and trends of particular interest to professional chefs. Our presenters are innovators and entrepreneurs, scientists and academics, and of course, culinary executives and foodservices professionals from all sectors of our industry.

    Join us for education and networking, inspiration and innovation, discussions and culinary demonstrations. The following links will provide all the details you need.

    World Cuisines and Cultures

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    Sustainability and Food Ethics

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    Professional Excellence and Innovation

    Upcoming CIA professional excellence and innovation conferences >

    Health and Wellness

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