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.

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Ferran Adrià Helps Open Marriott Pavilion

More than 800 students received insight about the very definition of cooking when Ferran Adrià, one of the world’s most innovative and influential chefs, visited in March. Chef Adrià’s presentation was also the first opportunity for CIA students to preview the new Marriott Pavilion on the Hyde Park campus.

Ferran Adria signing books Chef Adrià is considered the father of avant-garde cuisine. During a lecture about the history of cooking, he challenged students to question the meanings of even the most basic terms they use and how they think about food and cooking. Following the 90-minute talk and Q&A session, Chef Adrià held a book signing and posed for pictures with students.

Adrià’s restaurant near Barcelona, el Bulli, was named the World’s Best Restaurant five times, including four consecutive years from 2006 to 2009. He recently published a seven-volume cookbook, el Bulli 2005–2011, a catalog of every dish produced at the restaurant in those years.

Two weeks later, CIA students were treated to more insights when world-renowned restaurant designer Adam Tihany and chef/restaurateur Charlie Palmer ’79 sat down with CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan to discuss what it takes to create award-winning restaurants.

The $19 million Marriott Pavilion, which includes the 800-seat Ecolab Auditorium and conference space, is scheduled to be formally dedicated later this month.

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