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

Newest Art Installation: Silverware Sturgeon

Atlantic SturgeonA 12-foot sculpture of an Atlantic sturgeon made of used cutlery was unveiled on the Hyde Park campus in May. Old Diamondsides was created by artist John F. Sendelbach from more than 1,700 salvaged forks, spoons, and knives. The hand-blown glass eyes were made by artist Jeremy Sinkus.

The Atlantic sturgeon is considered one of the most important species of fish in the Hudson River, which borders the campus, and was a major economic engine of the Hudson Valley in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The "Diamondsides" nickname comes from the shape of its scales.

Joining the artists and CIA faculty for the unveiling was Stephen Stanne, estuary education coordinator at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, who shared the history of sturgeon in the Hudson Valley, how it neared extinction, and is now on the rebound.

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