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

Philip Colicchio - CIA instructor

Faculty Bio: Philip M. Colicchio, Esq.

Legal Strategies and Challenges for the Restaurateur; Real Estate, Capitalization, and Partnership Strategies for the Restaurateur
“Developing expertise in any field of endeavor requires research and fieldwork. I’ve never helped a project achieve success by being the smartest person in the room, but I have helped by being the most experienced. By sharing some of my business experiences in concert with a curated course of study, I hope to provide students with valuable and interesting content in our classes.”

As a co-founder of his law firm, Taylor Colicchio LLP, Phil Colicchio has represented the interests of over 100 food and beverage professionals, more than 45 of whom have become James Beard Foundation Award-winning chefs, restaurateurs, beverage professionals, service professionals, restaurant designers, and authors. Mr. Colicchio was a pioneer in the representation of chefs as the age of the “celebrity chef” dawned and the international restaurant boom began. He advocated for chefs to secure individual financial reward in exchange for sharing their hard-earned intellectual property with hotels, resorts, restaurant investors, and product manufacturers by structuring and negotiating long-term management and licensing contracts.

After years of focusing solely on representing the “talent” side of the food business, Mr. Colicchio expanded his services by forming Colicchio Consulting LLC, bringing his experience, reputation, and deep culinary relationships to the mixed use, retail, and hotel development sectors. He counsels these groups on techniques required to successfully identify, select, negotiate with, and engage high-quality food and beverage operators, as well as on the latest operational keys to successful food hall development. He also advises professional and collegiate sports venue operators and large-scale music festival promoters on strategies geared toward elevating their food and beverage experiences.

A member of the Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and American Bar Associations, he serves on the International Council of Shopping Centers, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, the Mortgage Bankers Associations of both New Jersey and America, the New Jersey Apartment Owner Association, and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Mr. Colicchio graduated magna cum laude from Seton Hall University and also earned a degree from the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Prior to joining Taylor Colicchio, he served as senior counsel to the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) in Washington, DC.

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