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

Courtnay Dittbrenner, CIA Assistant Professor—Hospitality and Service Management

Faculty Bio: Courtnay Dittbrenner

Hospitality and Service Management
Assistant Professor—Hospitality and Service Management
Education and Credentials: CHE

MBA, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ. BS, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. AAS, Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers.

Professional Background:
Chief Executive Officer, Triple A Supplies, Inc., Newburgh, NY. Restaurant Manager, Taverna Banfi, The Statler Hotel, Cornell University, Ithaca. Owner/Operator, Epernay Brasserie, Dijon Bistro, Mustard Restaurant, Montclair, NJ/Ithaca, NY. General Manager, Isabella’s, BR Guest Restaurant Group, NYC. Assistant Manager, Four Seasons Pierre Hotel, NYC. Flight Attendant Training Officer, Delta Airlines, NYC.

Cornell School of Hotel Administration Alumni Association. American Association of Professional Women, NAPW. Society of Certified Etiquette Trainers. Committee Chair, Backpacks for Food (BFF), Cornwall Central School District. Board Member, PTA.

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