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

Jennifer Purcell '96, CIA Educational Administration at Greystone, Director—Education

Faculty Bio: Jennifer Purcell ’96

Educational Administration
Education and Credentials: CHE

ABD, The George Washington University, Washington, DC. MS, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. BPS, AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Professor in Business Management, CIA. General Manager, Sodexho at Showa Boston, Jamaica Plain, MA. Retail Manager, Sodexho at Denver University, Denver, CO. Food Service/Production Manager, Sodexho at Bentley College, Waltham, MA. Senior Food Service Manager, Sodexho at Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Fellowship, CIA. Editing Assistant, CIA. Executive Chef, Kaffeehaus Restaurant, NYC; La Luna Ristorante, Bethesda, MD. Sous Chef, Hyatt Regency Hotels & Resorts, Washington, DC; Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Miami, FL and Gaithersburg, MD. Fine-Dining Room Executive Chef, Hyatt Regency Hotels & Resorts, Reston, VA. Chef de Partie, Park Place Suite Hotel, Boca Raton, FL. Commis Chef, Ladbrokes Seven Hills Hotel, Cobham, England.

Jacob Rosenthal Leadership Award. President’s Humanities Award.

Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Honor Society. Women’s Foodservice Forum. Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (CHRIE).

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