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

  • Learn about CIA bachelors degree concentrations, externships, restaurant, and travel experiences for students
  • Concentrations and Field Experience

    CIA Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations

    As a student enrolled in either our food business management or applied food studies bachelor’s degree majors, you’ll have the opportunity to focus your learning by choosing a study concentration. Electives and other courses specific to your chosen concentration are scheduled during the senior year,and most of the concentrations give you the chance to spend a semester at our California, Texas, or Singapore campuses, or at another exciting global culinary destination.

    Check out our Bachelor’s Degree Concentrations

    CIA Externship: Real Life Experience

    Externship is one of the highlights of your CIA education. Choose a site from our international list of more than 2,000 food industry employers—world-famous restaurants, exotic resorts, trendy magazines, television networks, and more. You’ll sharpen your skills on the job and make valuable industry contacts in a dynamic real-world environment.

    View a sampling of CIA-approved externship sites

    CIA Restaurants: Learning By Doing

    Our family of unique, award-winning restaurants—The CIA Restaurant Group—offers exposure to an array of cuisines, from farm-to-table to modern French and authentic Italian. You’ll spend time in both the front and back of the house learning the full scope of restaurant operations under the guidance of our expert instructors.

    Discover the amazing things you’ll be doing in our restaurants

    CIA Travel Experiences

    As a bachelor’s degree student, you can take everything you’ve learned and see how it applies “out there” in our Global Cuisines and Cultures course. During this exciting elective travel program, you’ll head to a major culinary region of theworld and develop your palate through the discovery of local ingredients and authentic cuisine. Destinations include China, France, Italy, Peru, and Spain.

    Learn more about our extraordinary travel adventures