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.

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  • Learn about CIA's head coach for soccer, learn about CIA college athletics
  • Jim Sanborn—Head Coach

    Photo of Jim Sanborn, the head coach for the soccer team at The Culinary Institute of AmericaJim Sanborn became the fourth head coach for the CIA intercollegiate soccer program in 2015. Competing in the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the team will enter its 12th season in 2016, the second under Coach Sanborn's leadership.

    Coach Sanborn has been playing soccer for more than 40 years, and has coached at various levels for the past 25 years. He kicked off his soccer career at the youth level, played in the Empire State Games for the Hudson Valley region, and competed for three seasons on the varsity level at Arlington High School, where he was named team captain as a senior.

    In college, Coach Sanborn competed on the Division I level at the University of Rhode Island, and continued playing at Dutchess Community College and SUNY Binghamton, serving in a captain’s role for both teams.

    His youth coaching experience has included travel soccer, as well as working with high school-level academy and premier teams.