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

Michele Reisner is a CIA grad, professional pastry chef, on CIA’s Culinary Science Advisory Council

Speaker Bio: Michele Reisner ’76

Executive Vice President
Target Research Group

A graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, NY, Michele started her career as a professional pastry chef at prominent institutions such as Windows on the World. The result is a unique perspective of “food as a culinary science” in the market research world.

Michele sits on the CIA’s Culinary Science Advisory Council while supporting a portfolio of clients for Target Research Group. At the CIA, she guest lectures on various topics, including “Market Research & Product Development” and “Marketing and How to Reach Consumers.”

A seasoned researcher and industry expert, she has been published in leading journals, co-authored a number of books, and presented at numerous conferences.

Target Research Group, headquartered in Nanuet, NY, is a quality full-service market research company offering design, execution, processing, and analytical services. Founded in 1986, Target provides expertise in concept, product, advertising, and package testing, as well as strategic research for food, beverage, personal care, other CPG, financial, and media companies.

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