• Faculty and staff are returning to the Greystone campus today, Monday, October 16. Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday morning.
  • The CIA at Copia facility is OPEN.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep the CIA community updated. Please check back daily for the latest updates. Sonoma and Napa Counties are currently in a state of emergency, but at this time, the Greystone and Copia locations have not been directly affected.

For the most up-to-date information about the wildfires, please visit www.fire.ca.gov and www.cityofsthelena.org. For the most up-to-date information about CIA campuses, please call 845-905-4444 or visit www.ciachef.edu/wildfires. Nixle Public Safety Alerts: Text 888777 and the St. Helena, CA zip code 94574 in the message to receive continuous updates.

Five Grads on New Season of Top Chef

CIA Alumni on Top Chef 2015Season 13 of the Bravo network's popular Top Chef cooking competition reality show features five CIA alumni:

  • Garret Fleming '07
  • Kwame Onwuachi '13
  • Amar Santana '02
  • Grayson Schmitz '04
  • Wesley True '03


The challenges for this season take place at various locations in California with 17 chefs aspiring to earn the title of "Top Chef." The season premier airs Wednesday, December 2 at 10 p.m. EST. Among the judges is CIA graduate Richard Blais '98, winner of the Top Chef All-Stars competition in 2011.

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