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 Wong ’86, CIA Professor and Team Leader—Culinary Arts, California campus.

Faculty Bio: Thomas Wong ’86

Culinary Arts
Professor and Team Leader—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: CEC, CHE
AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY. Certificate, Kapiolani Commmunity College, Honolulu, HI.

The Greenbrier Hotel, White Sulphur Springs, WV.
Professional Background:
Featured chef, Great Chefs of Hawaii television series and cookbook. Executive Chef, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows, Kohala Coast, HI; Hotel Hana, Maui, Hana, HI; Waialae Country Club, Honolulu; Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Honolulu; United Airlines, JFK International Airport, Queens, NY. Chef-Instructor, Kapiolani Community College, Honolulu. Restaurant Chef, Ice House Café, Herndon, VA. Chef Tournant, La Chaumiere, Los Angeles, CA; Towers Restaurant, Surf & Sand Hotel, Laguna Beach, CA. Crew Chief C-141 B Aircraft, United States Air Force, Norton AFB, CA.

ACF. National Ice Carving Association. Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. Le Chaîne des Rôtisseurs.

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Phone: 845-452-9600