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

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.

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