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

San Antonio Achieve Special UNESCO Designation with CIA's Help

UNESCO—The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—has named San Antonio, TX a Creative City of Gastronomy, and the CIA played a major role in helping San Antonio earn that designation. In announcing the honor recently, city officials credited the CIA’s establishment of a campus in the Pearl district in 2008 as a milestone in turning San Antonio into a culinary showcase.

“The Culinary Institute of America’s presence has been impactful in bringing world-class culinary education and research to the heart of San Antonio,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO of Visit San Antonio. “As one of the highlights of the vibrant Pearl neighborhood, the school has been a catalyst to help grow our culinary scene.”

The CIA San Antonio offers degrees in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts, and juniors and seniors at the CIA New York campus can spend a semester in San Antonio as part of the college’s academic concentration in Latin Cuisine Studies. The campus is also host to an annual Latin Cuisine Summit that brings food professionals from throughout the Americas to San Antonio.

San Antonio is the second U.S. city, after Tucson, AZ, to be named a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy. The city’s 18th century Spanish colonial missions previously made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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