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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CIA to be Home of The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum

Chuck WilliamsA museum honoring Charles E. "Chuck" Williams will become the centerpiece of the new Culinary Institute of America at Copia in Napa, CA. Williams, who reshaped the way America cooks and was the visionary behind Williams-Sonoma, died in December at age 100.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum will house an extensive display of kitchen items collected within his lifetime and will ensure that culinary enthusiasts have a place to learn the history and traditions of America’s culinary heritage.

The Chuck Williams story began in 1952, when he took a trip to Europe with friends and saw what international cooks were using in their home kitchens. He returned to Europe numerous times, scouring shops, restaurants, and factories for high-quality cookware and specialty foods he could introduce to cooks in the United States. In 1956, he opened his first cookware store in Sonoma. Many of those items would become American kitchen classics, such as enameled cast-iron pots, tart tins, kugelhopfs, crêpe pans, the Cuisinart food processor, and balsamic vinegar.

The museum collection represents a rich heritage of the culinary arts from around the world and includes treasures from the 18th and 19th century—a batterie de cuisine of copper cookware from 1890s France; ceramic and metal chocolate and ice cream molds; and European and early American baking and pastry equipment. Among the nearly 4,000 artifacts are bread baking and culinary tools, specialty cookware, tableware, large and small appliances, and cookbooks. Additional items will be curated for temporary exhibits.

In recognition of his contribution to the culinary arts, Chuck Williams was inducted into the CIA Hall of Fame in 2002.

The Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at the CIA at Copia is slated to open in spring 2017.

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