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

Connecting Kitchens in the 21st Century at Worlds of Flavor®

Worlds of Flavor with Nathan Myhrvold, co-author of Modernist CuisineKitchens Connected was the theme of the CIA’s 16th Annual Worlds of Flavor International Conference & Festival in November. The Greystone campus welcomed 700 culinary professionals who heard from dozens of chefs and presenters from 15 countries at the nation’s premier educational forum dedicated to the discovery and exploration of world flavors, cultures, and cuisines.

This year’s program explored how today’s chefs are connecting through technology, sharing insights about culinary science, and working together for creative inspiration. And because the food-savvy Millennial generation are the new customers, their appetites and expectations about restaurants, service, food sourcing, and flavor were also part of the discussion.

Among the highlights were presentations by Nathan Myhrvold, co-author of Modernist Cuisine; CIA alumnus Enrique Olvera, chef/owner of one of the top restaurants in Latin America; Josep Roca of El Celler de Can Roca in Spain, named the 2013 Best Restaurant in the World; Claus Meyer, co-founder of Denmark’s Noma, 2012’s Best Restaurant in the World; and renowned American chef and restaurateur Thomas Keller, whose French Laundry in the Napa Valley was twice named Best Restaurant in the World (2003 and 2004).

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The Culinary Institute of America
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Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600