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

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Faculty Bio: Steve Mercer

Hospitality and Service Management
Lecturing Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management

BA, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA. AA, Napa Valley College, Napa, CA. Certified TIPS Trainer.

Professional Experience:
Fine Wine Sales Adviser, Wine Spectrum, Santa Rosa, CA. Managing Partner, Stax Social Eatery, Cotati, CA. FOH Manager, Bistro Jeanty, Yountville, CA. F&B Manager, Adelina’s Bistro, Trilogy Resort Community, Nipomo, CA; Celadon, Napa. Head Server, Server Trainer, Manager, Downtown Joe’s, Napa.

Server of the Year, Napa Valley, North Bay Bohemian, 2006.

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