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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Gerard Viverito, CIA Associate Professor—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: Gerard Viverito

Culinary Arts
Associate Professor—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: CEC
BS, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. AOS, Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Scottsdale, AZ. ServSafe®
Professional Background:
Senior Chef-Instructor, Western Culinary Institute, Le Cordon Bleu, Portland, OR. Chef-Proprietor, Chef de Cuisine Fine Catering and Cooking Instruction, Portland. Chef-Instructor, Sur La Table, Portland; Great News Cooking School, San Diego, CA. Executive Chef, Scalini, Del Mar, CA; Tupelo in the Gaslamp, San Diego; Atlantic Yacht and Ship, Dania, FL. Corporate Executive Sous Chef/Pastry Chef, Le Chateau de Bordeaux, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Great Chef of San Diego, National Kidney Foundation, 1999–2001. First Place, Hot Licks Hot Sauce Competition, San Diego. Best American Restaurant Cuisine, Gaslamp Quarter Association, San Diego. First Place, Burger Yacht Rendezvous Cook-off, Miami, FL. First Place, Jackson Hole Culinary Arts Show, Wyoming.
Board of Advisors, Passionfish. Chef Rotisseur, Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. Vice President, ACF, Pacific Northwest Chapter.

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