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

Joseph Utera, CIA Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts

Faculty Bio: Joseph Utera

Baking and Pastry Arts
Professor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Education and Credentials: CMB, CEPC

MEd, BS, Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, UT. AOS, Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI. Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL.

Professional Experience:
Pastry Chef-Instructor, Orlando Culinary Academy, Orlando; Southeast Academy, Kissimmee, FL. Adjunct Professor, Valencia Community College, Orlando. President/Pastry Chef, Desserts by Design, Inc., Orlando. Executive Pastry Chef, Hyatt Regency Westshore, Tampa, FL. Pastry Chef, Worthington Hotel, Fort Worth, TX.

Best of Show, Sugar Display, Société Culinaire Philanthropique Salon of Culinary Art, 2013, 2012, 2011. First Prize, Best of Show (Sugar), Salon of Culinary Art, NYC, 2011. First Prize, Salon of Culinary Art, NYC, 2010. Marc Sarrazin Trophy (CIA Team), Salon of Culinary Art, 2007. 32 medals in ACF competitions. President’s Honor List, Valencia Community College, Orlando, 2001–2006. Member: ACF. Certification Chair, Orlando Culinary Academy, 2005–2006. Competition Chair, Orlando Culinary Academy, 2004–2006. Coach, Culinary Competition Team, Orlando Culinary Academy, 2005–2006; Valencia Community College, 2002–2004.

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