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

Bringing Nature into the Kitchen is the Topic of Upcoming Lecture at The Culinary Institute of America

Media Contact:

Jeff Levine
Communications Manager

Hyde Park, NY – Forager, hunter, and angler Hank Shaw, a one-time restaurant line cook, will be sharing his perspectives about integrating the wild world into today’s kitchen. The James Beard Foundation Award-winning journalist will be speaking at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) on Wednesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. His lecture, “Stepping onto Nature’s Stage: Foraging, Fishing, and Hunting in the Modern World,” will be held in the Danny Kaye Theatre. The public is invited to attend the talk, part of the college’s Dooley Lecture Series.

Shaw will discuss not only how to integrate nature into modern life, but why you would want to at a time when human society is as divorced from nature as it has ever been.

Hank Shaw runs the website Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. He is the author of Hunt, Gather, Cook: Finding the Forgotten Feast (Rodale, 2011) and Duck, Duck, Goose (Ten Speed Press, 2013), and has written for magazines ranging from Field & Stream to Food & Wine.

The Danny Kaye Theatre is located in the Conrad N. Hilton Library on the CIA campus, on Route 9 in Hyde Park. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Dooley Lecture Series brings food industry leaders, experts on international relations, and other such luminaries to The Culinary Institute of America. It is named for Carroll F. Dooley, the first director of the college’s food preparation division in 1946. His daughter, Patricia Dooley Fortenbaugh, has been funding the series since its inception in 2002.

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Hank Shaw will be speaking about wilderness and the kitchen at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park on Wednesday, July 16. (Photo credit: Photo courtesy Hank Shaw)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 46,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

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