Get Cooking in Napa

Napa is lucky enough to be home to one of the campuses for the world-famous Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The Copia campus for the CIA is located next to Oxbow Public Market making it an integral component to living the Napa life. If you’ve been interested in seeing what’s cooking over at CIA at Copia, this is the post for you! Grab your chef hat, apron and step foot into one of Napa’s best kept secrets.

Hands-On Cooking and Baking Classes

Channel your inner Julia Child by taking the ultimate in hands-on cooking or baking class. Picture yourself in the heart of Napa Valley, surrounded by bountiful farms, artisan food producers and legendary vineyards. You’re cooking and baking with state-of-the-art equipment in the Hestan Teaching Kitchen, where every luxury and detail has been thoughtfully curated to support your learning and enjoyment. And you’re doing all of this in a fun, lively environment alongside others who share your passion for food, wine and culture. You won’t regret this one-of-a-kind experience!

Interactive Demonstrations

CIA at Copia also offers daily interactive, demonstration-style classes in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater. Get up close and personal with CIA chef’s and hear their first-hand experience of working in some of the world’s most prestigious restaurants. These chef teachers offer tips and tricks to make your next cooking experience even more enjoyable than before. Looking to go beyond food? Discover the history of Napa Valley in only eight glasses of wine. Or learn the “Pairing Basics” of how food interacts with wine. Take a look at the upcoming demonstrations here.

Conversations at Copia

Each month, CIA at Copia hosts weekend-long conversations that explore important topics impacting our everyday lives. Through panels, film, art and more, learn about our food system, how we can get involved, inspiring stories, and how these conversations affect all of us.

Taste of Copia

Inspired by the Napa Valley and the CIA’s California farms and gardens, The Restaurant at CIA Copia offers a distinctive dining experience where simple, seasonally-inspired dishes are paired with a curated selection of wines, beers, and handcrafted cocktails. Interact with chefs in the beautiful open kitchen and experience true hospitality from staff. The restaurant’s sleek and comfortable atmosphere is perfect for a celebratory evening or as a go-to hang out. Dine in the restaurant, order a drink at the bar, or grab a couch in the lounge. Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience and friendly camaraderie at The Restaurant at CIA Copia! Make reservations and to take a peek at menus here.

Shop at Copia

The Store at CIA Copia offers a selection of rare and beautiful household goods that are expertly selected to beautify your home and kitchen. Peruse the selection of cookware and culinary antiques, hand-stitched linens, locally-made pottery, cookware, items for the home and garden, gifts and accessories, as well children’s culinary tools and books. The Store at CIA Copia is open seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Ready to get cooking? Book your trip today and meet us at CIA at Copia for an unforgettable culinary experience.