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.

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John Kowalski, CIA Professor—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: John Kowalski ’77

Culinary Arts
Professor—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: CHE

BPS, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, NY. AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY. Trade school, Charlton, MA. Chef's Seminar for MHM, Inc.

Professional Background:
Chef, Publick House Restaurant, Sturbridge, MA. Chef Poissonier, La Côte Basque, NYC. Saucier, Le Chantilly, NYC; Le Perigord-Park, NYC. Executive Chef, Allentown Hilton, Allentown, PA; Colony Parke, Dallas. Corporate Traveling Chef, MHM, Inc., Dallas. Food and Beverage Director, Capital Plaza Hotel, Frankfort, KY.

Faculty Member of the Year, CIA, 2010. Marc L. Sarrazin Cup (CIA team), Grand Prize, Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC, 2003, 1997, 1996. First Prize for Cooking, Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC, 1995; Grand Prize, Medal of the French Government, Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC, 1993; Best of Show, American Culinary Federation Albany Chapter Culinary Salon, 1990; First place, CIA Faculty Team and Bronze medal for individual tray, Salon of Culinary Arts, NY, 1990; Gold medal in ice carving, bronze medal in mini-buffet, Lehigh Chefs’ Association.

The Art of Charcuterie.


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