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.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Students Hear From Three Leading Women In The Industry

Celebrating WomenFor 2015, the CIA's annual Leadership Awards honored renowned women chefs and restaurateurs from around the world. The college's signature fundraiser supports student scholarships. "Augie" awards—named for Auguste Escoffier—were bestowed upon:

  • Elena Arzak, Restaurant Arzak in San Sebastián, Spain; 2012 World's Best Female Chef
  • Lidia Bastianich, Emmy-award winning television host and 2002 James Beard Foundation Award winner for Outstanding Chef
  • Dominique Crenn, the first woman in America to receive two Michelin stars
  • Susan Feniger ’77, media personality; MenuMasters Hall of Fame inductee; California Restaurant Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner
  • Barbara Lynch, 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurateur
  • Anne-Sophie Pic, chef of three-Michelin-star Maison Pic in Valence, France
  • Nancy Silverton, 2014 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef

The following day, Chefs Arzak, Lynch, and Silverton came to campus and participated in a panel discussion attended by hundreds of students—both women and men—who wanted to hear their stories, insights, and advice.

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Phone: 845-452-9600