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

CIA Grad is President of Worldwide Chefs Group

Charles CarrollCharles Carroll ’86 is the new president of the World Association of Chefs Societies. Also known as Worldchefs, the organization is the global network of culinary federations dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of global cuisine. It encompasses more than 10 million chefs in 105 countries.

Chef Carroll was the graduation speaker at the San Antonio campus in January. He is executive chef at the River Oaks Country Club in Houston and is the creator of "Operation HOT (Honoring Our Troops)." With 21 celebrities and a support team, he brought a seven-hour Vegas-style show and home-cooked meal to 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan in both 2011 and 2013.

Chef Carroll has received the American Culinary Federation's President's Medallion in four different decades (1989, 1999, 2005, and 2014) as well as its national Chef's Professionalism and Sharing Culinary Traditions Awards in 2008.

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