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

Sussan Cussen is CIA Associate Vice President—Branch Campuses.

Cabinet Bio: Susan Cussen

Associate Vice President—Branch Campuses
Education and Credentials: MBA, BS

Sue Cussen is the associate vice president of branch campuses for The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). In this role, Ms. Cussen is responsible for oversight of the day-to-day operations of the college's campuses in St. Helena, CA; San Antonio, TX; and Singapore.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Cussen was senior director of continuing education and publishing and director of marketing for the Continuing Education Department at the CIA.

Sue Cussen came to the college in 2000 with extensive experience in the marketing arena. She was director of marketing, sales, and communications at Container Machinery Corporation in Kinderhook, NY; project manager at Elrick and Lavidge in Clifton Park, NY; regional sales representative at Pitney Bowes, Albany, NY; and marketing manager at Certified Reports in Kinderhook.

Ms. Cussen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business economics from the State University of New York at Oneonta and an MBA with a marketing concentration from the State University of New York at Albany.

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