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


    Externship: Real Life Experience

    In both the bachelor's and associate degree programs, you will sharpen your skills and make valuable industry contacts during a 15-week externship at one of more than 2,000 CIA-approved establishments.

    Externship is a valuable part of the learning experience and provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in the program. Following this course, students must submit an acceptable externship manual and receive a passing grade to be awarded their degree.

    A sampling of our exciting externship sites:

    • American Cruise Lines, Guilford, CT
    • Beringer Wine Estates, St. Helena, CA
    • The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL
    • The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO
    • Farallon, San Francisco, CA
    • Food Network, New York City
    • Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., Reading, PA
    • Google, Mountain View, CA
    • The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
    • Inn at Little Washington, Washington, VA
    • Jacques Torres Chocolate, Brooklyn, NY
    • King Arthur Flour Bakery, Norwich, VT
    • Morimoto, Philadelphia, PA
    • Pebble Beach Resorts, Pebble Beach, CA
    • Restaurant August, New Orleans, LA
    • Restaurant Daniel, New York City
    • Ritz Carlton, St. Thomas, USVI
    • Roy's Restaurant, Honolulu, HI
    • Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, ID
    • Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • Wegmans, Collegeville, PA