Meet the Team—The Grove at Copia

Our restaurant team is helmed by accomplished alumni of The Culinary Institute of America. Learn more about our team below.
Sayat Ozyilmaz ’15, executive chef at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
Sayat Ozyilmaz, CIA ’15
Executive Chef

Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Chef Sayat brings the distinct flavors and cooking style of his heritage into the kitchen.

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John Riggio CIA ’07, at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
John Riggio CIA ’07
Director—Food and Beverage

After graduating from the CIA in 2007, John and his wife jumped on a plane and flew to the Napa Valley.

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Zainab “Zee” Husain, culinary gardener at The CIA at Copia in Napa, CA
Zainab “Zee” Husain
Culinary Gardener

Zainab “Zee” Husain is a recent transplant to Napa. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a master’s in international agricultural development.

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The Grove at Copia - Food
The Grove at Copia - Plated Food
The Grove at Copia - People Enjoying Dinner
The Grove at Copia - Cocktails
The Grove at Copia - Plated Dish

Check out all of the Food and Wine options at Copia:

Lunch Box at Copia
Wine Bar at Copia
3D Dining Experience
Marketplace at Copia