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.

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Italy’s Most Famous Chef Coming to the CIA

Massimo Bottura to Lecture and Hold Book Signing on October 14

Media Contact:

Jeff Levine
Communications Manager

Hyde Park, NY – The public is invited to meet Italy’s most famous chef, Massimo Bottura, at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park on Tuesday, October 14. Chef Bottura will be holding a lecture and book signing in the college’s Marriott Pavilion at 10 a.m. as part of his first book tour of the United States. Bottura’s restaurant in Modena, Osteria Francescana, is ranked number three on the 2014 World’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Chef Bottura has been called “the Jimi Hendrix of Italian chefs” by Mario Batali for his innovative, boundary-breaking dishes. His Michelin three-star restaurant honors Italian food traditions while boldly advancing the cuisine into the future. He is in the United States for just nine days to promote his first major cookbook: Never Trust a Skinny Italian Chef (Phaidon, $59.95, Hardback).

The book is a tribute to Chef Bottura’s 25-year career and the evolution of Osteria Francescana. It features 50 recipes, and reveals Bottura’s inspirations (including contemporary art and music) and insight into how he develops his groundbreaking techniques and flavors. Earlier this week, he appeared on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Chef Bottura’s presentation at the CIA is free and open to the public. The same presentation later that day at New York City’s 92nd Street Y will cost $30 per person, and tickets to see him during his time in the United States are as much as $150.

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Chef Massimo Bottura. (Photo credit: Paolo Terzi Fotografo)
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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering associate and bachelor's degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, applied food studies, and culinary science, as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and wine and beverage studies. As the world's premier culinary college, the CIA provides thought leadership in the areas of health & wellness, sustainability, and world cuisines & cultures through research and conferences. The CIA has a network of 46,000 alumni that includes industry leaders such as Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain, Roy Choi, Cat Cora, Dan Coudreaut, Steve Ells, Johnny Iuzzini, Charlie Palmer, and Roy Yamaguchi. The CIA also offers courses for professionals and enthusiasts, as well as consulting services in support of innovation for the foodservice and hospitality industry. The college has campuses in Hyde Park, NY; St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

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