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

  • Learn about CIA's farm to table American food studies concentration, a unique bachelor's degree program.
  • Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table Bachelor’s Degree Concentration


    If you believe there’s nothing better than fresh, local food and socially conscious green practices to create the best dining experiences, our Farm-to-Table bachelor’s degree concentration is perfect for you. At our CIA California campus in the Napa Valley, you’ll spend the semester examining the ideals behind this food philosophy, growing and harvesting food on our campus farm, and creating community events that celebrate and engage local farmers and producers.

    Other highlights:

    • Explore topics such as advanced cooking, ecology of food, sustainable food systems, and chef-community relations.
    • Plant and nurture crops in the Greystone gardens.
    • Source ingredients from local farms, fields, and forests in this world-renowned food and wine region.
    • Develop menus using sourced ingredients as you participate in tastings and cooking demos.
    • Produce menu items in a professional kitchen setting.

    Only students in the CIA bachelor’s degree Food Business Management and Applied Food Studies programs are eligible for this concentration.