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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Grad Wins "The Taste"

 The Taste with Gabe Kennedy Culinary arts graduate Gabe Kennedy '10 won the third season of The Taste, the popular reality cooking program on the ABC network. Chef Kennedy entered the final episode in late January having earned a record seven gold stars during the season's first six episodes. He garnered two more in the finale and easily took the competition, winning $100,000 and his own cooking show.

Celebrity judges included Anthony Bourdain '78, Nigela Lawson, Lude Lefebvre, and Marcus Samuelsson.

Originally from Colorado, Kennedy is an eco-friendly private chef in Brooklyn, NY, where he also runs his own catering and events company.

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Phone: 845-452-9600