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

Exhibit of International Historic Menus

The CIA's Conrad N. Hilton Library on the Hyde Park campus is exhibiting international historic menus from more than 50 countries.The Conrad N. Hilton Library on the Hyde Park campus is exhibiting international historic menus from more than 50 countries. On display is a selection of menus covering six continents and restaurants in countries as disparate as Israel, the Congo, Greece, China, and Guatemala. Dated menus include ones from Copenhagen in 1960; Buenos Aires in 1967; and Nassau, Bahamas in 1970.

Admission is free to view the exhibit, which will be on display in the library’s Donald and Barbara Tober Exhibit Room through November. When the college is in session, the Exhibit Room is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends.

The CIA’s entire historical menu collection includes more than 25,000 pieces and dates back to 1855.

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The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600