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 McCarrick, CIA Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts

Faculty Bio: William McCarrick

Baking and Pastry Arts
Lecturing Instructor—Baking and Pastry Arts
Education and Credentials: CMB, CHE

AAS, Academy of Culinary Arts, Mays Landing, NJ.

Professional Experience:
Executive Pastry Chef, Ciragan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Turkey; Harrods, London, England; Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Indonesia and United Arab Emirates; Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, NJ; Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Hong Kong, Philippines, and Malaysia; Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Australia and Taiwan. Owner/Chocolatier, Sir Hans Sloane Chocolates, London.

Kempinski President of Jury, Dessert of the Year, Berlin, Germany, 2014. Kempinski Dessert of the Year, First Place, St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2013. 3-Star “Gold,” Great Taste Awards (Chocolate Truffle, Praline, Drinking Chocolate), London, England, 2005 and 2007. U.S. and U.K. patents, Multi-layered Flavored Cake Concept, 2004. Gold Medal, Culinary Exhibition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 1999; Culinary Exhibition, Bali, Indonesia, 1999; Black Box, Bali, 1997; Culinary Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1994; Toque Blanche, Taipei, Taiwan, 1990; Chefs on Parade, Manila, Philippines, 1988; Culinary Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia, 1988; ACF Salon Culinaire, Philadelphia, PA, 1985.

Board of Directors, Sir Hans Sloane Chocolates.

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Phone: 845-452-9600