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.

Admissions

  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.

Restaurants

  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com 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

Large photo of CIA food business bachelor's alum, Cong Wen Tan

Alumni Bio: Cong Wen Tan

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Head Chef at Prelude Restaurant, Bangkok, Thailand
“My education has given me the confidence to trust my instincts and common sense, and push myself to be a little rebellious—to not always follow the rules. It’s time now to forge my own path.”

After completing his compulsory National Service in the Singapore military, Cong Wen Tan got a part-time job at a local restaurant and found he enjoyed the camaraderie in the kitchen. “There is something humble and honest about honing your craft and seeing yourself getting better every day,” recalls Cong, now head chef at Prelude in Bangkok, Thailand. “The Chef at that first restaurant happened to be a lecturer at the CIA, so it really was an instance of meeting the right people, at the right place, at the right time.”

The CIA helped me understand the fundamentals on which to build my career—the techniques in the kitchen and the business outside the kitchen,” Cong continues. “And the connections I developed at the CIA helped get me my first job as head chef at the age of 27.”

“My education has given me the confidence to trust my instincts and common sense, and push myself to be a little rebellious—to not always follow the rules. It’s time now to forge my own path.”

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