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 Women Earn Honors & CIA Honors Women

Eve FelderChef Eve Felder, managing director of the Singapore campus since its opening in 2010, has been nominated in the business category for the American Women's Association (AWA) International Woman of the Year Award for 2015. Before overseeing the CIA Singapore, Chef Felder spent 16 years at the New York campus as a professor and dean. Before that, she worked with Alice Waters at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA.

The Griffin Report of Food Marketing's inductees for its 2015 Women of Influence in the Food Industry features Jennifer Purcell, the CIA's associate dean of restaurant and service hospitality education. Griffin Report editor Karen Harty says Dean Purcell and her fellow honorees were recognized because their “leadership, skills, and dedication have made and are making a difference in the food industry. [They] were chosen for their highly visible contributions to our industry, their professionalism, and the awareness they have generated for the potential of other women in our business.”

Alumna Megan Garrelts '00 was cited recently in an Elle magazine feature about "30 restaurants where women call the shots." Garrelts is co-owner and executive pastry chef of Rye KC in Leawood, KS, and at Bluestem in Kansas City, MO, and semifinalist for the 2015 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Restaurant.

Meanwhile, the CIA celebrates women chefs and restaurateurs at its 2015 Augie Awards™ in New York City on April 30. The college was founded by two dynamic women—Frances Roth and Katherine Angell—to train returning World War II veterans in the culinary arts. Today, a record 48 percent of the college's student population is female.

Created in tribute to famed French chef Auguste Escoffier, this year's Augie Awards celebrate the life's work of seven women who embody leadership, strength, determination, vision, and innovation:

  • Elena Arzak: chef and co-owner of Restaurant Arzak in San Sebastián, Spain, rated the 8th best restaurant in the world.
  • Lidia Bastianich: chef, restaurateur, author, philanthropist, and television personality.
  • Dominique Crenn: the first woman in the U.S. with two stars in the Michelin Guide, for San Francisco's Atelier Crenn.
  • Susan Feniger '77: chef, restaurateur, philanthropist, TV personality, and author.
  • Barbara Lynch: chef, restaurateur, philanthropist, author, and 2014 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Restaurateur.
  • Anne-Sophie Pic: chef of the three-Michelin-star Maison Pic in Valence, France.
  • Nancy Silverton: baker, chef, entrepreneur, and 2014 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Chef.

Funds raised through ticket sales, sponsorships, and an online auction support scholarships for CIA students.

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