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

Eric L. Schawaroch, CIA Associate Professor—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: Eric L. Schawaroch ’84

Culinary Arts
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: CHE

BPS, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY. AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY.

Professional Background:
Executive Chef, Saks Fifth Avenue/The Café SFA, NYC; Coveleigh Club, Rye, NY; Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel, East Rutherford, NJ; Hotel Macklowe/Macklowe Conference Center, NYC; Interstate United/Bankers Trust Company, Harborside, NJ. Chef/Manager, Bocca Restaurant, Della Nona Restaurant Corporation, NYC. Executive Sous Chef, The Helmsley Palace Hotel, NYC. Night Chef/Sous Chef, Chef Garde Manger, The Plaza Hotel, NYC. Sous Chef, Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco, CA; Interstate United/Bankers Trust Company, NYC. Chef Garde Manger, Hotel Intercontinental, NYC. Chef Tournant, The River Café, Brooklyn, NY.

Marc Sarrazin Trophy (Captain, CIA team), Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC, 2007, 2006.

Club Chefs of Westchester, La Toques Blanches, National Executive Chefs Association, ACF.

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