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

  • Learn about CIA's latin cuisines concentration: Castello di Ugento in Ugento, Italy is home base for the semester abroad for bachelor's degree culinary students.
  • Italian Cuisine
    Bachelor’s Degree Concentration


    Earn a “molto delizioso” education as you immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural traditions of Italy. Examine the history of Italian dishes as well as the unique ingredients found in Italian and Mediterranean food. You’ll spend a semester at Castello di Ugento, a newly restored 900-year-old castle in Puglia, Italy. This historic location, situated in Italy’s southern “boot,” is a home to renowned art, architecture, and dining.

    Other highlights:

    • Interact with Italian chefs, growers, and food producers during field trips to local markets, wineries, and businesses.
    • Complete a three-week internship at a restaurant serving authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
    • Perfect techniques and culinary practices used in Italian cooking, including preserving and pickling, curing meats, cheese making, and fermentation.
    • Gain expertise in the cuisines of Northern Italy from regions such as Lazio, Umbria, and Marche, as well as Southern Italy from regions such as Abruzzo, Molise, and Campania.

    Learn more about the CIA’s travel abroad program to Italy.

    Only students in the CIA bachelor’s degree Food Business Management and Applied Food Studies programs are eligible for this concentration.