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

Yoni Levy, CIA culinary arts alumni and chef at Outerlands, San Francisco, CA

Alumni Bio: Yoni Levy

Culinary Arts
Chef at Outerlands, San Francisco, CA

Before he ever worked with Jeremy Sewall at Lark Creek, Paul Kahan at Blackbird, Jason Hammel and Amalea Tschilds at Lula Cafe, Chris Pandel at Bristol, and Jared Van Camp at Old Town Social, Yoni Levy was a dough boy and delivery driver for Little Caesar’s.

After a couple of years working uninspiring front-of-house positions and cook jobs, he finally decided to enroll at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park. While there, he externed at Bradley Ogden’s One Market in San Francisco, CA. Upon graduating in 2001, Levy got a job with Jeremy Sewall, and then followed him to Boston, where he helped open Great Bay. Levy then moved to Chicago with his future wife and worked first at Blackbird and then as sous chef at Lula Café. After cooking with Pandel at Bristol, Levy accepted a position as chef de cuisine at Old Town Social before launching a farm for the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. When the time came to start a family, he moved back to California’s Bay Area, becoming chef de cuisine at Flora in Oakland. Levy opened Daniel Patterson’s Alta before arriving as executive chef at Outerlands in 2015. There, Levy joined forces with pastry chef Brooke Mosley to create crave-inducing California cuisine with an international edge.

Yoni Levy was selected as one of the 2016 San Francisco Rising Stars by at their annual Gala in June 2016. The awards celebrate the new wave, the avant-garde, and the best and brightest of young chefs.

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