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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Chef Equates Culinary Success to Sports for CIA Graduates

Aikiko Moorman

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Tyffani Peters-Sedgwick
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St. Helena, CA – Aikiko Moorman, an accomplished culinary professional with many successes, equated a career in the culinary industry to that of a professional athlete. Moorman addressed 29 graduates from the Accelerated Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP) at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone on Friday, March 21.

"Being successful in this industry is as close as you can get to being a professional athlete," said Moorman. "The physicality, the practice of doing the same thing over and over again while having the personal goal of perfect execution every time, and injecting artistic style."

Moorman has found success as a chef, restaurant consultant, food stylist, event planner, and entrepreneur. She has been a food stylist for celebrity chef Bobby Flay and many other Food Network stars, and on the set of the acclaimed HBO series Treme in New Orleans. Moorman has also appeared on Food(ography) with Mo Rocca, worked for Chef David Chang at Momofuku and Jean Anderson at Freemans, and served as chef de cuisine at Speck in Philadelphia.

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Aikiko Moorman addresses graduates of the CIA's Advanced Culinary Arts Certificate Program (ACAP) at the college's Greystone campus in Napa Valley. (Photo credit: Kristen Loken/CIA)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 46,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

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