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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Culinary News from The Culinary Institute of America

CIA Student Wins Gold in Kansas City

Leonela MontasLeonela Montas, a junior from Bronx, NY, won the Restaurant Service competition at the national SkillsUSA competition in Kansas City, MO earlier this summer. Montas, competing in the post-secondary division, is in the Advanced Wines, Beverage, and Hospitality concentration in the bachelor’s degree program.

It was the first time a CIA student competed in this category, which focuses on both technical service skills and guest relations, including table setup, greeting, reservations procedures, describing food and drink items, taking orders, serving and clearing multiple courses, courtesy, and more.

Meanwhile, the national high school champions in Culinary Arts and Commercial Baking will both soon be studying at the CIA. Chormaic Sullivan of Columbia, MO won gold in Culinary Arts and Maria Buko of Saginaw, MI was the winner in the Commercial Baking category. Sullivan begins his CIA studies on September 9 and Buko starts at the CIA on October 21.

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