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

Photo of Steven Goldstein, CIA adjunct instructor

Faculty Bio: Steven Goldstein ’89

Marketing and Brand Strategies for the Restaurateur

Steven Goldstein joined Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill in 2016 as its first chief marketing officer. He oversees brand and menu evolution as the concept expands from its Southern California roots into new markets, including Oregon, Nevada, Arizona, and Northern California. Recognized as a leader in the food industry for more than 35 years, Mr. Goldstein specializes in connecting brands and consumers through the development and implementation of meaningful food and beverage experiences. He has worked as a chef, a corporate change agent, and a leader in the consulting field for emerging and established food and beverage companies.

Mr. Goldstein joined Sharky’s from San Francisco-based The Culinary Edge, where he spent nearly 10 years leading the firm’s business development and client management team in helping restaurant and food clients create the brand, menu, and operational strategies and tactics that achieve their business goals.

A graduate of the Hilton College at The University of Houston, TX and of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Steven Goldstein is a recognized industry speaker on consumer trends and the strategies that food companies can leverage to enhance their standing in the evolving marketplace.

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Phone: 845-452-9600