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

CIA Student “A Part of Something Bigger”

By winning the Ment’or Commis competition, CIA senior Ethan Hodge has earned the chance to stage with Team USA 2019 as it prepares for the Bocuse d’Or. Hodge, a Food Business Management major, took first place with his King Ōra Salmon Pavé, Green Leek Purée, Truffled Potatoes with Fines Herbes, Braised Fennel “Wing,” and Carrot and Mussel Emulsion with Smoked Salmon Roe.

“On behalf of the jury members and Ment’or, we congratulate the 2017 Commis competition winner, Chef Ethan Hodge,” said Chef Thomas Keller, president of Ment’or and a CIA Trustee.

“The real victory for me is not just winning gold, but being able to join this family of great chefs and be a part of something bigger,” said the 21-year-old Hodge. “To gain their respect and to have this opportunity at such a young age means a lot to me. And I couldn’t have done it without my chef mentors at the CIA.”

In addition to Hodge, three other CIA students—sophomores Sharon Hwang, Carson Moreland, and Madison Paras—were among the finalists in the commis competition.

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