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

  • Learn about shopping at the Spice Islands® Marketplace at the CIA's Greystone campus in St. Helena, California.
  • Spice Islands Marketplace

    Shopping for Everything Culinary

    Welcome to the Spice Islands® Marketplace at the CIA at Greystone—your one-stop shop for all things food and wine! Browse our books, learn something new about spices and herbs, talk to a chef-in-training, find your passion…all in one day.

    Shop the Marketplace
    Gather your wish list and come prepared to shop! The Marketplace is stocked with cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools and utensils, items for the young chefs in your life, and more than 1,700 cookbook titles—many autographed by the author. You will also discover hard-to-find spices and local Napa Valley specialties.

    Peruse our Books
    Our collection of books rivals no other. Choose from an exciting assortment of titles for the home enthusiast and professional, including cookbooks by world-renowned chefs, cocktail how-to guides, wine exploration books, and everything in between. You’ll also find a wide selection of books written by CIA instructors, including The Professional Chef® and the latest edition of Chocolates and Confections.

    CIA Masters Collection®
    If you’re searching for the perfect gift for that special foodie in your life, look no further than the Masters Collection from The Culinary Institute of America. This extraordinary cookware series fits the bill as a thoughtful housewarming gift, memorable wedding present, or way to make a home cook feel special. Crafted with seven-ply stainless-clad construction, these versatile cooking tools are approved and tested by the Certified Master Chefs at the world’s premier culinary college.

    Eat. Drink. Learn.

    The Bakery Café by illy
    Shopping can sure work up an appetite. Stop by The Bakery Café by illy for a refreshing beverage, delicious café sandwich or salad, or sweet treat. The full menu is available for take-out or to enjoy in our relaxed, reservation-free dining room. Watch our chocolatier in the Ghirardelli Chocolate Discovery Center while you sip a glass of wine or beer at the Café Bar. Open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

    Weekend Cooking Demonstrations
    Join us Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. in the CIA’s DeBaun Theatre for an hour-long cooking demonstration paired with a taste of Greystone Cellars wine. Check our calendar to see what’s cooking this weekend—and remember, when you attend a one of these fun demos, you’ll get 10% off most items at the Spice Islands Marketplace.

    Spice Islands Marketplace
    Open Daily, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. PT
    Phone: 707-967-2309 and 1-888-424-2433 (10:30 a.m.–5 p.m. PT, Sun.–Sat.)
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