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The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

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Address: 2555 Main St, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: +1 707-967-1100
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Activities: Leisure education
Description: The world-famous CIA's classrooms are home to some of the nation's top...
The world-famous CIA's classrooms are home to some of the nation's top chefs.
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Beautiful campus

The building looked like a small castle. The cafe inside had the most beautiful desserts. Very nice and friendly staff.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Last time we were here (20 years ago) we were able to observe a cooking class but they only do that on the weekend and you need advance reservations. Even so, we had a great time looking around and observing chefs in their classroom. The gift store was amazing and I bought a "CIA" chef's coat which I'll wear to... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The building is beautiful, but there isn't much to see besides a few exhibits about wine and a gift shop...

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West Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We attended a private party in this lovely setting; everything about it was delightful until it got to the meal and who would have thought at the CIA that the meal and the service could be frightful? The meal started with a cold sorrel soup with cucumber and bay shrimp; it took 20 minutes to get it served when it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The building looked like a small castle. The cafe inside had the most beautiful desserts. Very nice and friendly staff.

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Taipei
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

15 years ago I'd passed by but did not have chance to dine in. This time I successfully made the reservation! Food is GREAT! Especially with its price! My appetizer mussel is with rich flavor, and the entree duck breast is juicy! The desert is very creative and the whole dining experience is nice! The service is also good. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped here on our Excursion, and it was very interesting to see an active culinary school. We saw a class being done, as well as students working in the chocolatier room and in the cafe. The area has such beautiful architecture and history, and you could easily spend a few hours just wandering around, and catch a bite to... More 

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Bogota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My daughter loves baking and we have been thinking about having her take a course at the CIA, she loved the place. You will be able to see some of their kitchens and try what the students prepare at their restaurants. There is an option of having lunch at the cafeteria or dinner at a more formal restaurant for which... More 

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Laguna Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a lovely experience at the culinary institute this evening. The young people are in various sessions of their training...so they are not totally professional as yet. However they try very hard to please. Our meals were excellent...especially the cold corn soup and the pork cheeks! We asked each server what their background was and why they were there...with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was a 4 day class, and in some ways I was a bit disappointed. I'm a pretty decent cook, but this got outside my comfort zone. The mornings started early at 7:00am. The hours listed on line when we signed up were different than those they e-mailed us the week before we arrived. the on line hours were correct.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Fun classes in a beautiful setting, what more could you ask for. Kitchen area was very impressive and a little intimidating. Chef Bill solved that right away and made us feel like we were in our kitchen at home.

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