• Faculty and staff are returning to the Greystone campus today, Monday, October 16. Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday morning.
  • The CIA at Copia facility is OPEN.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our utmost concern. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and will keep the CIA community updated. Please check back daily for the latest updates. Sonoma and Napa Counties are currently in a state of emergency, but at this time, the Greystone and Copia locations have not been directly affected.

For the most up-to-date information about the wildfires, please visit www.fire.ca.gov and www.cityofsthelena.org. For the most up-to-date information about CIA campuses, please call 845-905-4444 or visit www.ciachef.edu/wildfires. Nixle Public Safety Alerts: Text 888777 and the St. Helena, CA zip code 94574 in the message to receive continuous updates.

  • Science in Culinary Classroom
  • CIA Research

    Advancing the Culinary Arts and Sciences

    The CIA Department of Culinary Science is a center for education and applied research established to foster innovation and support the foodservice industry, educators, and current and aspiring food professionals in the field of culinary arts and sciences.

    A Celebration of Latin Cuisines

    The Center for Foods of the Americas at the CIA is a multifaceted research center dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of Latin American cuisine.

    Latin America is a vast region that spans twenty-one countries and almost the entirety of the western hemisphere. Unfortunately, most people are largely unaware of the breadth, diversity, and healthful qualities of many Latin foods. Educating the public about the cuisines of Latin America lies at the heart of the CFA's work.

    Our experts travel throughout Latin America capturing, documenting, and cataloging the ingredients, iconic dishes, regional cuisines, and street foods that define the foodways of Latin America. They also chronicle the evolution and reinterpretation of these traditional foods. Whether it's the artisanal moles of Oaxaca, the flavor profiles of Peruvian ceviches, or the techniques used for making the rich Brazilian seafood stews of Bahia, preserving these traditions is essential as they provide important perspectives on culture and society.

    Through education, research, and service we anticipate the fruits of the CFA's research will have a long-lasting effect on the way culinary professionals and the foodservice industry at large understand the diversity of Latin America's regional cuisines.

  • Contact Us

    Research Department
    1946 Campus Drive
    Hyde Park, NY 12538-1499
    Phone: 1-800-CULINARY
    Alt. Phone: 845-452-9430
  • Greg Vernick, CIA culinary arts alumni, is the owner of Vernick Food & Drink.

    Alumni Spotlight

    Greg Vernick '05
    Owner, Vernick Food & Drink
    Greg Vernick has been around food all his life. His mother ran Haddonfield Diet Shop in New Jersey, and his grandfather owned Philadelphia’s Friedman’s Market, a butcher shop and market inherited from Greg’s great-grandfather. So it was only natural that he followed the family calling, earning a culinary arts degree from The Culinary Institute of America...