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 28–August 21, 2017. Classes will resume on August 22.


  • 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 our California campus locations (Copia and Greystone), The Restaurant at CIA Copia and The Bakery Café by illy will be open.
  • At the Texas campus, Nao will be open for lunch and the outdoor taco stand will also be open.

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Three Alumni Among America's Top 10 Pastry Chefs

Three Alumni Among America's Top 10 Pastry Chefs

Dessert Professional magazine has come out with its annual list of the Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America. And for 2013, three of the honorees are CIA alumni:

  • Roy Shvartzapel ’04, Houston, TX
  • Andy Chlebana ’96, Joliet, IL
  • Nancy Olson ’01, New York City

Matthew Stevens, editor of Dessert Professional, told Huffington Post, “Over the past 20 years pastry chefs in America have taken desserts to new heights and to a position of international respect. Our 2013 Top Ten Pastry Chefs exemplify the talent and dedication that will continue to strengthen our industry.”

CIA Professor Francisco Migoya was one of the honorees in 2011.

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