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

Thomas Kief, CIA Professor—Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: Thomas Kief ’78

Culinary Arts
Professor—Culinary Arts

BS, Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY; AA. University of Cincinnati. AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY.

Professional Background:
Chef, Grammer’s Restaurant, Cincinnati; Vine Restaurants, Inc., Cincinnati; Terwilliger’s Restaurant, Cincinnati. Day Chef, Le Perroquet Restaurant, Chicago. Roundsman, Maisonette Restaurant, Cincinnati. Director and Chef-Instructor, The Cincinnati Culinary Arts Academy.

Marc Sarrazin Trophy (CIA team), Salon of Culinary Arts, NYC, 2006, 1996. First prize, New York Food Show, 1990.

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