• The Marriott Pavilion

    In 2014, the CIA unveiled the new Marriott Pavilion with its new Conference Center and Ecolab Auditorium. Made possible by generous gifts from the The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation this new 31,000 square foot facility was specifically designed to advance culinary education, industry-wide innovation, and the arts.

    As a meeting place, the 800-seat Ecolab Auditorium and 300-seat Conference Center hosts the world’s most dynamic exchanges about food, flavor, health, and culture.

    Featuring works of art like Lou Dorfsman's Gastrotypographicalassemblage and two of Arcimboldo's Four Seasons, the Pavilion enhances the scope and educational experience of our students. As a gathering place, the facility opens its doors to friends and neighbors of the college.

    For booking information please contact Sharon Matyas, special events and community relations at 845-451-1543 or s_matyas@culinary.edu

    Own a Piece of Food/Art History

    The Gastrotypographicalassemblage is a three-dimensional ode to typography and food created by Lou Dorfsman, former creative director at CBS. The artwork graced a wall in the dining room of the company’s headquarters from 1966 to the 1990s. It remained in storage for more than two decades until 2008, when The Culinary Institute of America partnered with Nick Fasciano, one of the original craftsmen, to restored “Lou’s Wall.” The 33-foot-long, 8-foot-high artwork has found the perfect home at the CIA’s Hyde Park campus in the stunning Marriott Pavilion. Now you can own a piece of the wall! Learn more >


    Half Moon Theatre LogoThe Culinary Institute of America and Half Moon Theatre, the Hudson Valley’s leading year-round professional theatre company, are excited to announce a partnership that will bring New York-style theatrical performances to the Hyde Park campus of the world’s premier culinary college. The CIA’s new 800-seat, state-of-the-art Ecolab Auditorium in the Marriott Pavilion makes it possible for visitors to enjoy a meal in either the The Bocuse Restaurant, American Bounty, or Ristorante Caterina de’ Medici prior to experiencing one of Half Moon Theatre’s productions.

    Learn more about Half Moon Theatre at the CIA >