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Adventures In Napa Valley, California


Culinary Institute of America at Copia

chef teaches culinary course

Founded in 1946, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has emerged as the world’s premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the CIA has expanded internationally, opening up locations in New York, Texas, Singapore, St. Helena, and downtown Napa at the Copia building. Adjacent to the beloved downtown staple that is the Oxbow Public Market, the CIA at Copia is the ultimate Napa Valley destination for all things food, wine, art, and community. From courses for food enthusiasts to dining on seasonal fare prepared by top wine country chefs, fuel your passion for food and wine at the CIA at Copia.

The CIA at Copia offers daily classes for food and wine enthusiasts of all interests and skill levels. Get a Chef’s point-of-view in a wine and food pairing exercise during an Interactive Demonstration, or take a hands-on cooking and baking class using state-of-the-art equipment in the Hestan Teaching Kitchen. There is always something new to learn, and the CIA at Copia drop-in classes are perfect for wine country visitors looking to expand their culinary knowledge.

Dine on Seasonal Fare

What would a trip to the CIA at Copia be without sampling their chef/student culinary creations? Drop by Contimo Provisions for quick breakfast and lunch provisions made from the highest quality ingredients. Grab a wood-fired pizza, fresh salad, or gourmet cheese and charcuterie from the Food Hall to enjoy in the atrium. Or visit The Restaurant at CIA Copia for a memorable sit-down dining experience. Inspired by the flavors of the Napa Valley, The Restaurant creates seasonal dishes to be paired with a curated selection of wines, beers, and handcrafted cocktails.

Shop Beautiful Household Goods

Browse The Store at CIA Copia for a special memento to take with you from the world’s premier culinary college. Shop their selection of household goods, cookware, culinary antiques, hand-stitched linens, locally-made pottery, gifts, accessories, and more.

Join in on the fun at a Community Event

The CIA at Copia isn’t all food and wine. The culinary school hosts a myriad of community events from musical performances in their outdoor amphitheater to garden parties and book signings. Join the CIA at Copia every other Sunday for an outdoor Beer Garden featuring a local brewery, tasty bites by their chefs, lawn games, and live music. Or visit them on the first Friday of every month for a celebration of the arts with special pop-up exhibitions featuring talented artists, photographers, musicians, filmmakers, vintners, and more. For a calendar of upcoming events including a free live theatre performance of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, visit the CIA at Copia.

Start Planning Your Culinary Vacation

The Culinary Institute of America at Copia in downtown Napa is conveniently located a short drive from the Napa Winery Inn. Book our Dinner’s On Us package to indulge at any one of three restaurants within walking distance of our boutique hotel. With a nightly dining credit, you can sip cocktails, savor 17 different cuts of meat at Galpao Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse, sample succulent American Fare at Fume Bistro, or try some traditional Italian food at Il Posto. All guests can enjoy the comforts of home at the Napa Winery Inn with a complimentary bottle of wine, nightly wine tastings, and a daily wine country buffet breakfast.