We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 19, 2019. Classes will resume on August 20.


  • 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 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, CA, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, Grove, and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Savor will be closed.

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Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

New York Gourmet Food Innovator Joe Gurrera Speaks to CIA Graduates

Hyde Park, NY – Joe Gurrera, best known for his Citarella epicurean markets, spoke to associate degree graduates of The Culinary Institute of America during commencement ceremonies at the college’s New York campus on December 20.

At the forefront of New York City’s gourmet food revolution for decades, Mr. Gurrera also owns Lockwood & Winant at the Fulton Fish Market and hospitality seafood purveyor Meat Without Feet. Continuing as a trailblazer and innovator in the gourmet hospitality scene, he is growing his online seafood store and recently opened his first wine shop, Citarella Wines & Spirits.

“Know that you have to recognize talent in others,” Mr. Gurrera told recipients of degrees in Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts. “A key ingredient to success is surrounding yourself with the right people: those with the same high standards, experts in their field, who share your passion and vision, and make you better.”

Mr. Gurrera gives back to the community in his native New York, as an active supporter of organizations like Citymeals on Wheels, City Harvest, The American Cancer Society, and Long Island Hospice Care Network. In addition to being a member of the CIA’s Society of Fellows, Mr. Gurrera is a member of the board of the New Fulton Fish Market Cooperative.

The entire CIA graduation ceremony, including Mr. Gurrera’s keynote address, can be seen online.

Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:

Gourmet hospitality innovator Joe Gurrera speaks to graduates of The Culinary Institute of America at the college’s New York campus on December 20, 2017. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Media Contact:

Jeff Levine
Communications Manager

Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degrees in management, culinary arts, culinary science, and applied food studies, and associate degrees in either culinary arts or baking and pastry arts. The college also offers executive education through its Food Business School along with certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences, leadership initiatives, and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of nearly 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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