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

William (Bill) Briwa, CIA Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts

Faculty Bio: William M. Briwa ’80

Culinary Arts
Professor—Culinary Arts
Education and Credentials: CEC

AOS, CIA, Hyde Park, NY.

Ketterers Bakery, NYC.

Professional Background:
Executive Chef, Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant, St. Helena, CA. Chef de Partie, The French Laundry, Yountville, CA. Resident Chef, The Hess Collection Winery, Napa, CA. Chef-Instructor, Napa Valley College, Napa. Baker, Pastry Chef, Cook, Knickerbockers, St. Helena. Puppeteer, Magical Moonshine Theater, Yountville. Owner/Operator, Palmers Café, St. Helena. First Cook, Domaine Chandon, Yountville. Personal Chef, Christian Brothers Winery, St. Helena. Baker, Great Chefs of France at Robert Mondavi Winery, Oakville, CA; SugarHouse Bakery, St. Helena. Roundsman, Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans, LA.

CIA Faculty Member of the Year, 2014. Best Webcast, Savoring the Best of World Flavors DVDs, James Beard Foundation, 2009, 2007.

ACF. Past Board Member, Napa Valley Farmers’ Market.

Contact Us

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