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 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Industry Comes to Hyde Park for Menus of Change

Menus of Change speakerFor the fourth year, more than 400 executives, experts, and innovators in food, foodservice, health and nutrition, and sustainability came together for the Menus of Change® leadership summit, co-presented by the CIA and Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Together, the CIA and Harvard are working to create a long-term, practical vision for the integration of optimal nutrition and public health, environmental stewardship and restoration, and social responsibility in the foodservice sector and beyond.

This year’s summit focused on equipping chefs and foodservice business leaders with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to make effective and successful changes in their kitchens and companies. They gained new understanding of both the business case and the practical steps for offering plant-forward menu options, eliminating antibiotics in the meat supply, and sourcing sustainable seafood choices.

The 2016 conference also provided an overview and analysis of the latest scientific and policy developments, including the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans, menu labeling requirements, and what might be next in government-led efforts to improve our nation’s food choices.

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