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

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, Hyde Park, NY.

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