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

Dieter G. Schorner, CIA Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts

Faculty Bio: Dieter G. Schorner

Baking and Pastry Arts
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Education and Credentials: CMB
"We tend to forget that we are the institute that other people look to copy. When you talk about great museums, you think of the Louvre, the Metropolitan Museum of Art. With great culinary schools, it's the CIA."

Pâtisserie and Confiserie, Coba Institute, Basel, Switzerland. Pastry & Bakery School of Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria, Germany.

Cafe Winkler, Bavaria, Germany.

Professional Experience:
Chairman, Pastry Arts, French Culinary Institute, NYC. Pastry Chef and Owner, Pâtisserie-Cafe Didier, Washington, DC. Chef-Instructor, Academie de Cuisine, Bethesda, MD. Executive Pastry Chef, Warner LeRoy’s Potomac Restaurant, Washington, DC; Tavern on the Green, NYC. Junior Partner, Quo Vadis Restaurant, NYC. Adjunct Professor, New York Community College (now New York City Technical College). Pastry Chef, Le Cirque, NYC; Le Chantilly Restaurant, NYC; Perigord Park and Perigord East, NYC; La Côte Basque, NYC; La Seine, NYC; L’Etoile, NYC; Sonesta Hotel, Washington, DC. Chef Pâtissier and Chef Confiseur, Savoy Hotel, London, England. Assistant Chef Pâtissier, Swedish Cruise Ship MS Kungholm. Assistant Pastry Chef, Filips Hovkonditori, Stockholm, Sweden. Confiseur and Pâtissier, Confiserie and Cafehaus Konig, Baden-Baden, Germany. Assistant Pastry Chef, Charly’s Tea Room, Gstaad, Switzerland; Müller Confiserie Tea Room, Biel-Bienne, Switzerland; Pasticceria-Caffe, E. Simmen Airolo, Lugano, Switzerland.

Hall of Fame, Pastry Art & Design, 2008.

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