We love to welcome campus visitors, but before you make your plans, please note that our visiting hours and restaurant hours may be affected.

Classes for degree and certificate program students at all of our U.S. campuses will not be in session from July 27–August 19, 2019. Classes will resume on August 20.


  • 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 www.ciarestaurantgroup.com 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, CA, The Bakery Café by illy will be open, but Gatehouse Restaurant will be closed.
  • At The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA, The Restaurant at CIA Copia, Grove, and Contimo Provisions will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, the CIA Live Fire Kitchen will be open Thursday–Sunday, and Savor will be closed.

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Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

Notable Boston Chef/Restaurateur Ken Oringer Addresses CIA Commencement

Hyde Park, NY – Ken Oringer, executive chef and owner of several top Boston restaurants, returned to his alma mater to deliver the commencement address at the New York campus of The Culinary Institute of America on September 30.

A 1989 CIA graduate, Oringer’s current restaurants include Coppa, Uni, Toro, and Little Donkey. He first made a splash in the Boston dining scene with Clio, which he opened in 1997 in the Eliot Hotel. The restaurant made Esquire’s list of America’s Best New Restaurants and was named Gourmet’s Best Newcomer of the Year and among its Top 50 Restaurants in America. He won the James Beard Foundation Award for Best Chef: Northeast in 2001, after three previous Beard Award nominations.

Chef Oringer spoke to 55 recipients of CIA associate degrees in culinary arts and baking & pastry arts. The entire graduation ceremony can be seen online.

Photo Caption and Hi-Res Image:

Boston chef/restaurateur Ken Oringer ’89 is congratulated by CIA President Dr. Tim Ryan following Chef Oringer’s remarks to graduates of The Culinary Institute of America on September 30, 2016. (Photo credit: CIA/Phil Mansfield)
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Jeff Levine
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers bachelor’s degree majors in management, culinary science, and applied food studies; associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts; and executive education through its Food Business School. The college also offers certificate programs and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its conferences and consulting services have made the CIA the think tank of the food industry and its worldwide network of 49,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food business. The CIA has campuses in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore.

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