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

Laura Dreesen, CIA Associate Professor—Business Management

Faculty Bio: Laura Dreesen

Business Management
Associate Professor—Business Management

MS, BS with distinction, State University of New York at New Paltz.

Professional Experience:
Learning Specialist, Coordinator of Academic Computer Laboratories, CIA. Administrative Assistant to the President/Import-Export Administrator, Stanley Orchards Sales, Inc., Modena, NY. District Manager, Automatic Data Processing, Parsippany, NJ. Office Manager/Administrative Assistant to the President, Kahn Realtors/Better Homes & Gardens, Newburgh, NY. Eastern Office Administrator, Convac/APT, Hopewell Junction, NY. Executive Administrator/Assistant Controller, Anthony Sicari, Inc., New Paltz, NY. Retail Salesperson/Keyholder, M. Solomon, Poughkeepsie, NY. Tax Preparer, H&R Block, Poughkeepsie. Awards: Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Senior in Business, SUNY New Paltz.

Co-author, Math for the Professional Kitchen.

Toastmasters International. Huguenot Street Farm (community sustainable agriculture). Collegiate Charter Member and Vice President, American Marketing Association. Collegiate Member, The Financial Management Honor Society.

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