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.

Admissions

  • The Admissions Office at all three campuses will be open to welcome prospective students and their families.

Restaurants

  • Since many of our restaurants rely on our students for the full CIA dining experience, please refer to www.ciarestaurantgroup.com 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

Star Houston Chef Sends San Antonio Grads on their Career Journey

Brian CaswellBryan Caswell ’99, executive chef/co-owner of four successful Houston restaurants, recently delivered the commencement address to associate degree graduates at the San Antonio campus. He compared graduation day to standing on a platform on a train station. Now, he said, it is time for each of the graduates to choose their destination and begin their culinary journey in that direction.

Chef Caswell’s Reef was named Best Seafood Restaurant in the United States by Bon Appétit magazine in 2008. His other restaurants are Little Bigs, El Real Tex-Mex Café, and 3rd Bar Eating House. He has also developed four concepts at the Astros’ Minute Maid Park. Raised in Houston, Caswell studied at the CIA’s Hyde Park campus. After graduating, he worked for such renowned chefs as Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Wayne Nish, and fellow CIA alumni Charlie Palmer ’79, Alfred Portale ’81, and Rocco DiSpirito ’86.

Caswell, 39, was named a Food & Wine magazine Best New Chef in 2009. He’s a two-time nominee for the James Beard Foundation Award as Best Chef: Southwest and was honored as a Rising Star Restaurateur by StarChefs.com in 2011.

In addition to an AAS in culinary arts, students at the CIA San Antonio can also major in baking and pastry arts. As part of their studies, during sophomore year, students work at Nao: New World Flavors, a public restaurant on campus. Generous scholarships for Texas residents are available through the college’s El Sueño initiative and other financial aid opportunities.

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