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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Restaurant at CIA Copia Opens

The Restaurant at CIA Copia is now open, offering a delicious, unique experience in the heart of Napa, CA. Part of the larger CIA at Copia, the restaurant joins other offerings, such as daily cooking and beverage classes, wine tastings, and a lifestyle store specializing in home goods, providing guests with the ultimate Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying the world of food and wine.

Front-of-house and back-of-house roles are blended at the restaurant to create a new approach to service. A rotating array of dishes is offered tableside and displayed on carts and trays by the cooks who created them. Guests have a chance to see all of the menu items, plus frequent specials. They then take dishes that appeal to them, meeting every cook in the kitchen in the process. Beverage trolleys also move through the dining room with wines by the glass and cocktail options to complement the menu.

The kitchen is headed by Executive Chef Christophe Gerard and Chef de Cuisine Chris Kennedy Aken, and the bar team is led by Beverage Manager Shannon Latting.

The Restaurant at CIA Copia is located at 500 First Street in Napa, and is open six days a week for dinner: Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and Friday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The bar is open Friday through Sunday, noon until closing. For reservations and additional information, call 707-967-2555.

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The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600