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.

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  • Read about the athletics coach for CIA's college cross country team
  • Cross Country Head Coach Sarah DeGeorge

    Sarah DeGeorge is the head coach of the cross country team at The Culinary Institute of AmericaSarah DeGeorge joined the CIA coaching staff in 2018 as the men’s and women’s cross country coach. Sarah is also the college’s coordinator of student health and wellness. In that role, she oversees the CIA’s intramural sports program, implements new fitness classes and programs, and markets and promotes recreation and wellness events for college community. A certified Spinning instructor, she also teaches Spin classes at the CIA.

    Coach DeGeorge was a two-sport athlete in high school in her hometown of Middletown, NY, playing midfield on the soccer team and competing in short distance events on the varsity swim team. She earned both her MBA and Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Business Administration from SUNY Oswego, where she also held a graduate assistantship for marketing and health promotion.

    In addition to running 5k races, the ever-active DeGeorge enjoys kayaking, hiking, and working out.

    The Steels athletic teams compete in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the cross country squad enters its 12th season as a varsity sport in 2018.