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

Paella Challenge in San Antonio

Paella Challenge More than 40 chefs from all over the world competed in the Paella Challenge in San Antonio in March. More than 200 people came to watch and taste the creations at the annual event organized by Johnny Hernandez ’89. Judges presented awards in both Classic and Contemporary categories, with the public selecting the People’s Choice Award. Eight high school teams also competed, with the winning team receiving an all-expense paid trip to New York City and the Hyde Park campus. The Paella Challenge, now in its 5th year, benefits the CIA and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation.

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The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive
Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
Phone: 845-452-9600