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

Campus Brewery Hires Well-Known Brewmaster

Hutch KugemanHutch Kugeman has been named opening head brewer for The Brewery at the CIA, a new educational facility on the New York campus created in partnership with Brooklyn Brewery. Hutch was brought on board by the CIA and James Beard Award-winning Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. He will lead the production of four kinds of beer for the public restaurants and student dining facility.

The brewery is primarily a classroom where bachelor's-level students learn about the ingredients, equipment, and techniques required to produce ales and lagers in a course titled The Art and Science of Brewing. The class, which launched this semester, helps future chefs think differently about beer, elevating its status as a fine beverage on a level with wine. Hutch will work with the faculty to educate students about the intricacies of brewing. So while students at other colleges may be drinking beer, CIA students earn college credit for brewing, studying about, and, yes, tasting beer.

Hutch's beers have won numerous awards, including at the Great American Beer Festival, World Beer Cup, North American Beer Awards, and TAP New York Festival.

Contact Us

The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600