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 Alumna is One of the Top Women Shaping NYC Restaurant Scene

Lauren DeStenoLauren DeSteno '06, chef de cuisine at Marea in Manhattan, was recently profiled by Time Out New York as one of the top women "taking over" the New York City restaurant scene. The article asserts that while the four restaurants featured in the article are "fronted" by big name male chefs, rising star women are actually running the kitchens.

DeSteno came to Marea, an Italian seafood restaurant, from Eleven Madison Park. She works very closely with chef/co-owner Michael White. Writer Alyssa Haak says the acclaimed restaurant combines "White's astounding memory of recipes with DeSteno's kitchen knowledge."

According to the article, White and DeSteno's partnership "pays no mind to gender—only ability...'The gender issue never crossed my mind,' DeSteno says. 'It doesn't matter where you come from, it's how intelligently you work.'" She says eventually, she does want to run her own food business.

Of the three other restaurants highlighted in the article, two are run by CIA alumni: Enrique Olvera '97 of Cosme and Mario Carbone '00 and Rich Torrisi '00 of Sadelle's.

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