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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Copia is New Home of Oxbow School’s Artist Lecture Series

CopiaThe Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, CA is the new host venue for The Oxbow School's Visiting Artist Lecture Series. This spring, five internationally known artists visiting Oxbow gave presentations in Copia's 280-seat theater about their work, their careers, and what art means to them.

The Oxbow School brings in students from throughout the United States for one-semester interdisciplinary academic programs focusing on art. Artists who addressed this semester's Oxbow students from the Copia stage were Clare Rojas, Richard T. Walker, Alice Shaw, Robert Kushner, and Caroline Woolard.

The CIA acquired Copia in late 2015, and is in the process of a phased reopening of the venue that closed in 2008. The theater is the first part of the facility to open.

"We envision Copia as a public space for community use," says Thomas Bensel, managing director of the CIA's California campus. "Not only will it once again become a destination for tourists visiting Napa; it will also be a gathering place for local residents to experience food, wine, and culture." 

The Visiting Artist Lecture Series resumes in October. Presentations are open to the public and free of charge. To track the progress of Copia, visit and register for e-mail updates or follow on social media.

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