Browse press release archives from The CIA at Copia and read articles that highlight our dining, shopping, classes, and other experiences in both local and national news. Here is a sampling of some of the coverage:
Food Lover’s Guide to Napa Valley
July 28, 2022 – Sign up for a cooking class, grab a cocktail at their outdoor bar, The Grove, and meander through the gardens. It’s a perfect day for the ardent foodie!
Ten Best Group Tours for Solo Travelers to Book in 2022
July 9, 2022 – Enlist with other burgeoning chefs at the CIA’s four-day Mediterranean Boot Camp. The class provides hands-on instruction in Provencal French, Southern Italian, Spanish, Greek, Turkish, and North African cooking fundamentals and techniques during each day’s five-hour session.
Best Restaurants to Dine Outside in Napa Valley
May 27, 2022 – One of the all-time favorites is The Grove at Copia in downtown Napa. This restaurant offers picturesque views of the oxbow bend in the Napa River; in summer, it is a perfect spot to linger and listen to concerts in the esplanade down below.
The Grove Named One of the 20 Best Restaurants in Napa Valley
May 12, 2022 – Experience a taste of the world-renowned CIA at the school’s food, wine, and art locale in downtown Napa. The on-site restaurant, called The Grove at Copia, serves a rotating selection of Mediterranean-inspired menu options, each highlighting bold flavors and seasonal ingredients from the CIA’s gardens.
Food is Life Celebration at Copia
April 18, 2022 – The CIA at Copia will be celebrating Earth Day for a week, April 22–30. The awe-inspiring, three-dimensional Gaia art installation, a 23-foot-wide 3D NASA floating image of Earth by artist Luke Jerram, will float above the Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater next to the Napa River.
Community Builders: Art Blooms in Napa’s Rail Arts District
April 17, 2022 – Napa artist Jacques Lesec’s, 18-foot sculpture titled “Full Metal Poppy” will be on exhibit in The CIA at Copia’s culinary garden and represents the first time RAD has exhibited a work that includes light.
Food Resolution – Earth Day 2022
April 16, 2022 – Want to do something tasty in celebration, that also helps our beloved planet Earth? How about a Food Resolution? One of the most important things we can do for the environment begins on our dinner plate, and there a lot of ways to participate.
Eleven Affordable Wine Country Restaurants
March 22, 2022 – What does “affordable” mean these days? Hopefully, it means delicious eating that leaves you feeling the money you spent to eat and be looked after by a dedicated hospitality team was worth it.
Chef Sayat Ozyilmaz Brings New Flair and New Flavors to The CIA at Copia
March 14, 2022 – The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound effect on the restaurant at The CIA at Copia, but it’s back with a new name, a new emphasis, and a new chef, Sayat Ozyilmaz, who, with Director of Food and Special Events John Riggio, is introducing new flavors and innovation.
The CIA at Copia Announces Reopening of Grove at Copia For Outdoor Dining
June 16, 2020 – The CIA at Copia will reopen its outdoor dining restaurant “Grove” June 25 and is accepting reservations now.
A Message from President Ryan: Standing in Solidarity Against Racism and Injustice
Over the past ten days, members of our community have been reaching out to one another in compassion and support, driven by the unfolding social justice movement we are seeing spread throughout our nation. Most Americans are outraged, eyes are opening, and a chorus of Black and non-Black people, the rich and the poor, the old and the young, the LGBTQ and the ally, are all uniting in the belief that Black Lives Matter. I personally believe that Black Lives Matter and am resolute that at the CIA we all must believe that Black Lives Matter, and act accordingly.
‘Food is Life’ at CIA at Copia Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
February 27, 2020 – The CIA at Copia announces its inaugural Food is Life food and sustainability festival to launch on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22.
The CIA at Copia is the First Napa Location to Offer Free Volta Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles
September 10, 2019 – The CIA at Copia is the first location in Napa County to offer Volta charging stations for electric vehicles.
The CIA at Copia Launches Conversations at Copia Live Talk Series
August 2, 2019 – The CIA announces celebrity chef speakers and programming for Conversations at Copia, hosted by author and chef Andrew Zimmern.
The CIA at Copia Partners with Andrew Zimmern to Launch Conversations Series
July 17, 2019 – The CIA at Copia has announced a new partnership with Andrew Zimmern, a four-time James Beard award-winning TV personality, chef, writer, teacher, and social justice advocate.
America’s Hamburger Expert Brings Burger Pop-Up to Copia
July 11, 2019 – The CIA at Copia announces that hamburger expert George Motz will bring his Burger Pop-Up World Tour to Copia on Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 6–9 p.m.
The CIA at Copia Celebrates Global Cuisine with New Monday Al Fresco Pop-Up Series at Grove
June 21, 2019 – Something’s cooking at Grove! Every Monday night from June–October, Grove at The CIA at Copia hosts a weekly Monday night pop-up featuring local culinary stars.
Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum Now Open at The CIA at Copia
May 30, 2019 – The personal collection of Chuck Williams is the inspiration for the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at The CIA at Copia in Downtown Napa.
LAZ at CIA Copia Launches Daily Open House Hours for Wine-Lovers to Explore and Taste California’s Rarest Finds
May 2, 2019 – The CIA at Copia, the CIA’s epicurean destination in downtown Napa, announces that K. LAZ at CIA Copia is now open daily for walk-in tastings.
Grove Opens at The CIA at Copia
April 25, 2019 – The CIA at Copia, The Culinary Institute of America’s epicurean destination in downtown Napa, announces today the opening of Grove.
The CIA at Copia Announces New Interactive 3D Dinner Show with Exclusive West Coast Debut of Le Petit Chef
March 12, 2019 – The CIA at Copia is thrilled to announce a new interactive 3D dinner show, Le Petit Chef™, in collaboration with the world-renowned artists of Skullmapping.™
Celebrate What’s New at The CIA at Copia
June 28, 2018 – On Sunday, July 1, The Culinary Institute of America is hosting an all-day summer celebration, at The CIA at Copia, in downtown Napa.
Karen MacNeil Brings “Become A Wine Expert Taster—In 90 Minutes” to The CIA at Copia
June 22, 2018 – Karen MacNeil, well-known author of one of the best-selling wine books in the U.S., The Wine Bible, will come to The CIA at Copia this summer and fall to teach her dynamic class “Become a Wine Expert Taster—in 90 Minutes.”
The CIA at Copia Presents Sommelier Summit
April 10, 2018 – The CIA at Copia hosts the college’s annual CIA Sommelier Summit from Sunday, May 6 through Tuesday, May 8, 2018.
The CIA at Copia Adds New Classes, Seasonal Themes to Winter Lineup
January 22, 2018 – The CIA at Copia, the ultimate Napa Valley destination, is bringing new classes and seasonal themes to its instructional calendar.
CIA, FOOD & WINE Team Up for Educational Festival Series Launching in February
January 18, 2018 – The CIA announced today it’s teaming with Time Inc.’s FOOD & WINE to host a festival series for food enthusiasts across the country.
The CIA at Copia Debuts Series of Fall Author Events
September 21, 2017 – The CIA at Copia is hosting a series of cookbook signings, demos, and lectures.
The CIA at Copia Adds Arts & Entertainment Events to its Programming Schedule
August 21, 2017 – The CIA at Copia has packed its summer and fall schedule with an array of music, arts, shopping, and dining events for every taste and price point.
The CIA at Copia Adds Fall Classes
August 8, 2017 – The CIA at Copia is pleased to add new class formats and seasonal themes to its instructional calendar.
Tasting Showcase Makes Wine a Focal Point at The CIA at Copia
July 24, 2017 – The CIA at Copia is pleased to introduce its Wine Tasting Showcase—an interactive and immersive tasting experience featuring a rotating selection of wineries from the Napa Valley and beyond.
Inaugural Thomas Keller Golf Classic Raises Half a Million Dollars for CIA Student Scholarships
June 21, 2017 – The world’s premier culinary college and Chef Thomas Keller recently joined together to raise more than $500,000 for student scholarships.
Foodie Gifts for Moms, Dads, and Grads
May 4, 2017 – Whether the gift recipient is a mom, a dad, or a newly minted grad, The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia has something for everyone.
The CIA at Copia Amphitheater to be Named in Honor of Jackson Family Wines
April 28, 2017 – The amphitheater at The Culinary Institute of America at Copia will be named the Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater.
The CIA at Copia Announces Grand Opening Celebration: February 18–19, 2017
February 3, 2017 – The CIA at Copia, is pleased to invite visitors to attend it’s Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19.
The Restaurant at CIA Copia Now Open for Dinner
January 9, 2017 – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), the world’s premier culinary college, announces today the official opening of The Restaurant at CIA Copia.
The CIA at Copia to Open in Mid-November 2016
October 18, 2016 – The world’s premier culinary college officially opens The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia in mid-November.
Napa Valley Vintners Pledges $1 Million to The CIA at Copia
October 3, 2016 – The Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) has joined the world’s premier culinary college by pledging $1 million over 10 years to support The Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) new Copia campus in Napa.
The CIA Brings Over 100 Jobs to Napa
September 6, 2016 – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is hosting a job fair at its new location, The Culinary Institute of America at Copia, next week with the goal of hiring 100 employees bringing an influx of new jobs to the city of Napa.
Copia is New Home of The Oxbow School’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series
April 5, 2016 – The Culinary Institute of America at Copia is the new host venue for The Oxbow School’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series.
The Culinary Institute of America and Architectural Resources Group Team Up to Reinvent Copia at Napa
February 12, 2016 – The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) has appointed the San Francisco-based Architectural Resource Group (ARG) to oversee the design and redevelopment of the college’s newest facility, the former site of Copia in the city of Napa, CA.
The Culinary Institute of America at Copia Announces Establishment of the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum
January 11, 2016 – A museum honoring Charles E. “Chuck” Williams—the man who reshaped the way America cooks and the visionary behind Williams-Sonoma—will be the centerpiece of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia.
The Culinary Institute of America Brings New Life to Copia
November 2, 2015 – The world’s premier culinary college, The Culinary Institute of America, has acquired the building and adjacent land that once served as Copia: The American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in the city of Napa.