Unfortunately, the fires affecting our community continue to grow. Yesterday, Red Flag warnings were issued through Friday afternoon representing ideal conditions for fire combustion and spread.

Given this, we have made the decision to delay a return to in-person instruction at Greystone until Monday, October 12. All campus buildings will remain closed until that time. Our intention is to reopen the Residence Halls on Sunday, October 11. While we expect the situation to be resolved by then, we must acknowledge this is a fluid situation; we will continue to remain in touch with students via email and the Everbridge Emergency Notification system as further information becomes available.

Classes, which resumed Wednesday, September 30 online, will continue to be delivered virtually during this interim period. By continuing in this way, instructors will be able to keep pace with the semester—providing lecturing instruction now on theory and techniques, and enabling students to get right back into the kitchens and bakeshops once campus reopens. Students, please continue to monitor the student portal and your Moodle sites for further information regarding your classes.

Most students have returned home already or are staying with family or friends. If you are unable to do this for an extended period, or if you have remained behind and are staying at Copia, our Student Affairs team can offer assistance. Please update your status on the "2020 Glass Fire Status" form on the Residence Life portal to keep us apprised of your status or to indicate that you need assistance.

Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Grads Earn Taste Talks Awards

Five CIA alumni were honored at the hippest new awards night honoring the best of food and drink. The Taste Talks Food & Drink Awards, aka “The Tastys,” was held at The Weylin in Brooklyn, NY on September 8. Hosted by television personality Matty Matheson of Viceland, the awards celebrate the people and organizations inspiring a new generation of eaters and drinkers, with a “focus on culture, innovation, and diversity.”

Established and rising CIA graduates who won Taste Talks Awards for 2017:

  • Nina Compton, Best New Chef: South (chef/owner of Compère Lapin in New Orleans)
  • David Posey, Best New Restaurant: North (chef/co-owner of Elske in Chicago)
  • Grant Achatz, Best Service (chef/owner of Alinea in Chicago)
  • Christine Langelier, Outstanding Restaurant (general manager, Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, NY)
  • Anthony Bourdain, Best Food Television Show (host, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown)


The CIA was honored at last year’s inaugural Taste Talks Awards as the first recipient of the Innovation Award for Best Academic Institution or Organization, and was a nominee again this year.

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