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 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

Shopping, Classes, and More for Enthusiasts

Justin Ward, CIA Lecturing Instructor—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: Justin Ward ’88

Culinary Arts
Assistant Professor—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: CEC, CHE

BS, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta. AOS, CIA.

Professional Experience:
Chef-Instructor, The Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. Chef/Owner, Hungry Monkey Catering, Atlanta; Harvest Restaurant, Atlanta; Cosecha Restaurant, Decatur, GA. Marketing Associate, Sysco Food Services, Atlanta. Chef, LeGiverny Bistro, Atlanta. Chef Tournant, Brasserie Le Coze, Atlanta. Executive Chef, Chefs’ Café, Chefs’ Grill, Ocean Club, Atlanta.

Bronze Medals, ACF competitions, 2010, 2008, 2007. Silver Medal, ACF-sanctioned Signature Dish Seafood Competition, 2009; ACF Buckhead Beef Mystery Box Competition, 2008; ACF Signature Pork Competition, 2008; ACF Signature Dish Beef Competition, 2008; U.S. Chef’s Open, 1992; Georgia Seafood Challenge, 1989. National Grand Prize Winner, Ocean Spray Ultimate Cranberry Recipe Contest, 2008; Sutter Home Build a Better Burger Contest, 2003. Gold Medal, ACF Signature Dish Seafood Competition, 2005; ACF signature Dish Chicken Competition, 2005; ACF Sanctioned Signature Dish Beef Competition, 1992. Grand Prize Winner, National Prosciutto di Parma Contest, 2002.

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The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600