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

George B. Higgins, CIA Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts

Faculty Bio: George B. Higgins ’78

Baking and Pastry Arts
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Education and Credentials: CMB

AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY. University of Vermont, Burlington, VT. University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI. Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI.

Professional Experience:
Executive Pastry Chef, Port Royal Club, Naples, FL; The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Naples; The Dunes Club, Narragansett, RI. Pastry Chef-Instructor, International Baking and Pastry Institute, Johnson & Wales University.

Two Gold Medals with Distinction, one Gold Cloverleaf, and one team Gold Medal (all for pastry), Culinary Olympics, Frankfurt, Germany, 1988. Gold Medal of Honor, Austrian Chefs’ Society, 1988. Gold and Silver Medals, First Place Awards, New York and Boston Food Shows, 1983–88. P.A.R. Chair for Instructional Excellence, Johnson & Wales University.

ACF. The Bread Bakers Guild of America. Retail Bakers of America.

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