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

Second Year of Japanese Cuisine Course Features Trip to Japan

The CIA, in collaboration with Suntory Group, one of the world's leading consumer product companies, launched the second year of its Advanced Cooking: Japanese Cuisine course with a trip to Japan for students just before the start of the semester. The 10-day culinary tour let them experience Japanese cuisine firsthand and set the tone for what the students then studied back on campus.

Students and CIA faculty traveled to Tokyo, Fukuoka, Kyoto, and Osaka to learn about topics ranging from soba and sushi to kamameshi, okonomiyaki, kaiseki, and more. The itinerary included visits to rice fields grown for vinegar production, wagyu beef and bamboo shoot farms, the Tsuji Culinary Institute, and the Suntory Yamazaki Distillery.

Once back in the U.S., students began their Japanese Cuisine course—an innovative immersion into the cuisines, flavors, techniques, and food culture of Japan. It is jointly taught by CIA Assistant Professor Martin Matysik and Hiroki Murashima of the world-renowned Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka. Chef Murashima also holds the position of Suntory Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies at the CIA.

The curriculum guides students through Japanese history, culture, and principles of authentic Japanese cooking as they explore rice and noodles, sushi, tempura, the principles of umami, and the cultural aspects of the Japanese dining table. Students also learn the art of preparing kaiseki, a traditional multi-course meal that is highly seasonal, balanced, and evocative of Japanese sensibilities of beauty and hospitality.

As Japan's rich culinary traditions, techniques, and dishes increasingly become focal points of exploration for young chefs pursuing advanced culinary arts, the course serves as the first phase of a broader Japanese studies initiative at the CIA.


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