The Culinary Institute of America

  • The CIA in St. Helena, CA

    Rising castle-like on the western hills, the CIA at Greystone is one of the Napa Valley's most historic and majestic properties. It's also one of the world's most unique and inspiring campuses for culinary education. Perhaps no other destination in wine country offers a richer food and wine experience in one location. The CIA at Greystone offers the same degree proven programs, innovative curriculum, and expert CIA faculty as our world-renowned culinary and baking and pastry arts programs in Hyde Park, NY. Whatever your interest in coming to Greystone—from dining to demonstrations, from professional programs to enthusiast courses—your stay will broaden your appreciation of all things culinary and help you gain new knowledge and skills in the special place that is the Napa Valley.

    Whether you have 15 minutes or five days, we have a CIA Experience at Greystone for you. Partake of unique sensory evaluation guided tastings at our Flavor Bar, shop for everything culinary in the Spice Islands Marketplace, dine in the award-winning Wine Spectator Greystone Restaurant, stop in at The Bakery Café by illy, or dine at the new "crop-up" restaurant The Conservatory at Greystone, which is open to the public Friday and Saturday nights. You can enjoy a cooking demonstration, visit the Vintners Hall of Fame, learn something new about wine in Wine Exploration classes, or take part in a wide range of food enthusiast courses.

    Enjoying the fruits of the Napa Valley has never been easier. Visit and discover world-acclaimed Napa Valley wineries, Michelin-star restaurants, healing spas, cultural arts, outdoor recreation, and special offers at Napa Valley hotels.

  • Wine Spectator

    Dining at the CIA California

    All the award-winning restaurants at the CIA in St. Helena are part of our students’ educational experience. Reservations are suggested for all restaurants except The Bakery Café by illy.

    The Wine Spectator Restaurant Memorable cuisine perfectly paired with wine and legendary CIA hospitality

    The Conservatory Restaurant A student-led farm-to-table restaurant featuring menus with an emphasis on freshness, seasonality, local availability, and simple preparations

    The Bakery Café by illy Light café fare and classic and contemporary pastries and baked goods

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  • The CIA at Greystone

    2555 Main Street
    St. Helena, CA 94574