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

Denise Mazzei ’96, CIA Assistant Professor—Business Management

Faculty Bio: Denise Mazzei ’96

Business Management
Assistant Professor—Business Management

BA, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY. AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY.

Professional Experience:
Senior Advancement Officer, CIA. Consultant, Black Water Center, Inc., Lumberton, NC. Entrepreneur/Consultant, Bon Vivant Catering, Inc., Durham, NC. Chef/Proprietor, 608 Catering Company, Durham. Producer, Digital Chef, Inc., St. Helena. Demonstration Chef, CIA at Greystone, St. Helena. Entrepreneur, The Board Womb, Inc., Durham; Calligraphy by Denise, NYC. Administrator, The First Boston Corporation, NYC. Creative Consultant and Artist, Democratic National Convention, NYC. Paralegal, Proskauer Rose Goetz & Mendelsohn, NYC. Manager Trainee, Kidder, Peabody & Co., White Plains, NY.

Food & Wine Magazine Classic at Aspen “10 Best Student Chefs 1995.” Second Place, Durkee Foods National Recipe Contest.

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