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

Cynthia Keller, CIA Associate Dean—Culinary Fundamentals

Faculty Bio: Cynthia Keller ’83

Educational Administration
Associate Dean—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: PC II, CHE

AOS, CIA. ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certification. ServSafe® Responsible Alcohol Service certification.

Professional Background:
Chef-Owner, Restaurant du Village, Chester, CT. Columnist, Ink Publishing, LLC, East Haddam, CT. Chef de Cuisine, Audrones, NYC. Acting Chef de Cuisine, Lola, NYC. Line Cook, Ritz Café, NYC. Line Cook and Commis de Sous Chef, Le Cirque, NYC. Cook, Jean-Claude Caterers, Long Island City, NY. Sous Chef, Chez Catherine, Westfield, NJ. Teaching Assistant, Escoffier Restaurant, American Bounty Restaurant, Hyde Park, NY.

Dutchess County ATHENA Award, The Chamber Foundation, 2016.

Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Connecticut Grown. Société Culinaire Philanthropique. Slow Food International. International Association of Culinary Professionals.

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The Culinary Institute of America
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Phone: 845-452-9600