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

J.J. Lui, CIA Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Science

Faculty Bio: J. J. Lui

Culinary Science
Associate Professor—Culinary Science
Education and Credentials: MCGB, CHE

MBA, King’s College, University of London, U.K. BSc, Advanced Diploma in International Culinary Arts, Thames Valley University, London. Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector, City & Guilds of London Institute, London.

Professional Experience:
Program Manager—Hospitality & Patisserie, Third-Year Course Coordinator and Lecturer, Lecturer-Professional Chef Qualifications, Westminster Kingsway College, London. Kitchen Manager (Executive Chef), Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, The Light Dragoons, Norfolk, U.K. Technical Training Instructor, Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, The Defence Food Services School (Army), Aldershot, U.K. Production Supervisor (Head Chef), Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, The Royal Anglian Regiment & Grenadier Guards, Surrey, U.K. Chef Class 1 (Sous Chef), Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, Head Quarters Northern Ireland, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Chef Class 1 (Chef de Partie), Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, The Coldstream Guards & The Scots Guard, Windsor, U.K. Chef Class 2 (Commis Chef/Demi Chef de Partie), Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, The Devon & Dorset Regiment, Paderborn, Germany.

Silver Medal, Garde Manger, Société Culinaire Philanthropique Salon of Culinary Art, 2013. Innovative Teaching and Learning Good Practice Award, Professional Association of Catering Educators, 2012. Silver medal, Chef and Wine Waiter of the Year, Hotelympia, 2006. Gold Medal, Inter-Service Parade de Chefs, and Gold Medal, Food Safety Challenge, Combined Services Culinary Challenge, 2005. Gold Medal, Innovative Pasta Dish, and Gold Medal, Food Safety Challenge, ScotHot, 2005. Gold Medal, Open Team Buffet, Hotelympia, 2002. Silver Medal, Senior Chef of the Year, Combined Services Culinary Challenge, 2002.

Institute for Learning. Master Chefs of Great Britain. World Master Chefs Society.

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