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

  • 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

    Prepare for a sustainable future with this concentration. Do you admire the success of celebrity chefs like Thomas Keller and Jasper White? Do you believe there’s nothing better than fresh, local food to create the best dining experiences? Is your dream restaurant connected with local farms and artisanal producers in a network of healthy, socially conscious green practices?

    You can prepare for this greener future with the CIA’s farm-to-table bachelor’s degree concentration, which will introduce you to the philosophy, knowledge, and practices at the center of the Farm-To-Table movement. You’ll examine the ideals behind this food philosophy, grow and harvest on our campus farm, and create community events that celebrate and engage local farmers and producers.

    In this concentration, you will spend a full semester at the Napa Valley campus of the top culinary school in California, The Culinary Institute of America, where you'll:

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

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