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

Mark Ainsworth, CIA Professor—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: Mark Ainsworth ’86

Culinary Arts
Professor—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: PC III, CEC

BA, Media-Communications, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY.

Professional Background:
Executive Chef, Passers Landing, Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Yorktown Clipper, Clipper Cruise Lines, St. Louis, MO. Chef-de-Partie, Le Bernardin, NYC. Demi Chef Tournant, Grill Room Restaurant, Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich, Germany. Sous Chef, Newport and Nantucket Clipper, St. Louis, MO. Roundsman, Charleston Marriott Hotel, Charleston, WV. Head Chef/Kitchen Supervisor, Presbyterian Center, Holmes, NY.

Marc Sarrazin Cup (CIA team), Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC, 1997, 1996. Gold medal, Société Culinaire Philanthropique Salon of Culinary Arts, 1996; Honorable Mention, Nestlé Chocolate Olympics, White Plains, NY; Silver Medal, Sixth International Dietetic Cooking Competition, Bad Wörishofen, Germany.

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