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.

Admissions

  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.

Restaurants

  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com 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

Gretchen Thomas, CIA culinary arts alumni, is Wine and Spirit Director, Barteca Restaurant Group

Alumni Bio: Gretchen Thomas

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Wine and Spirits Director, Barteca Restaurant Group
“I would not have been introduced to wine if it wasn’t for The Culinary Institute of America. While you’re at the CIA, every door in the restaurant business is opened up to you.”

As the professional in charge of beverages for Barteca, including the 12-unit Barcelona Wine Bar, Gretchen Thomas supervises the largest Spanish wine program in the United States. She discovered her passion as a CIA student. “I would not have been introduced to wine if it wasn’t for The Culinary Institute of America,” she says. “While you’re at the CIA, every door in the restaurant business is opened up to you, so even if you’re not really sure what you want to do, you’ll figure it out while you’re there.” Watch her story:

 

Learn more about CIA’s wine and beverage programs

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Phone: 845-452-9600