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


    Journey For Juniors

  • A Small Taste of Your BIG Future in Food

    So you’re thinking about a career in food. And you’re interested in the CIA. Join the club! The food world is filled with more opportunities and career paths than ever before.

    Here’s your chance to get a sneak peek. At Journey for Juniors, you’ll spend an action-packed Friday and Saturday on our Hyde Park, NY campus this summer getting to know all about the CIA, the food industry—and yourself.

    What to Expect

    At Journey for Juniors, you will:

    • Take part in an interactive cooking demonstration and tasting. (Yes, you’re really here, learning from a CIA chef!)
    • Meet other high school juniors (maybe even your future classmates!) from all over the country.
    • Learn all about the hot career paths and cool CIA majors you can choose from.
    • Practice your “Yes, Chef!” as you cook and bake for the very first time with CIA chef-instructors in our professional kitchens and bakeshops.
    • Get the lowdown on what it’s like to be a CIA student from the source—our current students.
    • Enjoy amazing CIA food and hospitality, including dinner prepared and served by CIA students in one of our award-winning restaurants.
    • Walk around campus and imagine yourself here, for real, in a year or less!


    To participate in Journey for Juniors, you must:

    • Be entering your senior year in high school by Fall 2018, be at least 16 years of age, and be considering a culinary or baking and pastry career.
    • Have one parent or legal guardian accompany you. Your parent will take part in all aspects of the program, with the exception of the kitchen class on Saturday.

    Cancellations on or before May 1, 2018 may receive a full refund. Cancellations after May 1, 2018 will not be eligible for a refund.

    Thank you to all who participated in the Summer 2018 Journey for Juniors sessions! Look for Summer 2019 dates in January!


    Please contact Ron Knoth, admissions counselor at 845-451-1509 or