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

CIA Students Serve Their Community

Almost 200 students from the CIA's New York campus spread out across the community one recent Saturday for the college's first Community Outreach Day. The students, along with about two dozen CIA staff members, cleaned up 20 parks and neighborhoods in the City of Poughkeepsie, and planted daffodils and cleared walking trails in Hyde Park.

CIA students have a history of volunteering in soup kitchens and cooking for benefit events. It was intentional to not have this service day be food-related.

"Our students are used to helping others by cooking," says organizer Dr. James Manley, Jr., CIA associate dean for campus life and student development. "We want them to see there are other ways to help and that they can have a positive impact beyond cooking."

Poughkeepsie Mayor Robert Rolison visited various locations throughout the morning with words of encouragement and appreciation as the students helped beautify the city.

Students and staff at all three U.S. campuses of the CIA participated in the college's Community Outreach Day. In Texas, they planted a community garden for San Antonio, and in California, they hosted a Halloween party to support relief efforts in the wake of the Napa Valley wildfires.


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