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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Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

National Chef of the Year is CIA Grad

The best chef in the United States, according to the American Culinary Federation, is a CIA graduate. Drew Garms, executive chef of The Everglades Club in Palm Beach, FL earned the title of USA Chef of the Year at the ACF National Convention & Show in July. Another alumnus, Michael Beriau, was honored by the nation's leading culinary association with the Hermann G. Rusch Chef's Achievement Award.

Chef Garms became a finalist for the national Chef of the Year award after being honored as the Southeast Regional Chef of the Year earlier this year. He then won a cook-off against his fellow regional winners to earn the highest honor bestowed by ACF.

Chef Beriau, who recently retired after a 48-year culinary career, earned his award for commitment to the ACF and advancing the culinary profession. Prior to his retirement, Beriau was executive chef at White Cliffs Country Club in Plymouth, MA. His brother Wilfred Beriau, also a CIA graduate, won the same award in 2012.

Several other CIA graduates were recognized by the ACF for 2017. Peter Felton, Peter Salemno, and Stephen Afflixio received Cutting Edge Awards for their innovation and leadership; Felton, Kathleen Salemno, and Charlie Gipe received Presidential Medallions for contributions to the culinary profession; Gerard Molloy won the Chef Good Taste Award; and Roger Newell was the recipient of the Lawrence A. ContiChair's Achievement Award. Seven other alumni were inducted into the American Academy of Chefs—the ACF's honor society.

More than 1,100 chefs, cooks, students, and foodservice professionals attended this year's ACF National Convention & Show in Orlando, FL.


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