The CIA at Copia

500 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559

Napa Valley Restaurants 

About The CIA at Copia

Brought to the public by the world’s premier culinary college, The CIA at Copia is a “foodie wonderland” (The New York Times). Take a class in our state-of-the-art teaching kitchen. Enjoy tasting events and food “Conversations.” Relive history in our Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum. Feast on garden-picked ingredients in our restaurant, and play bocce and relax in our patio. But most of all, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of food!

The Restaurant at CIA Copia

The Restaurant at CIA Copia is inspired by the Napa Valley and The Culinary Institute of America’s California farms and gardens. Simple, seasonal 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 our staff.

Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum

Step into the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum to be transported to another time. A time when the great chefs of Europe were creating beautiful and practical items to make their culinary masterpieces. With more than 4,000 artifacts of specialty cookware, bread baking and culinary tools, appliances, and tableware the exhibit will intrigue and fascinate you.

The Store at CIA Copia

The Store at CIA Copia offers a selection of rare and beautiful household goods. Peruse our 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 Garden” Mural, by Hueman

Over 100 cans of spray paint and 2,700-square-feet of corrugated iron were used to create our vibrant, two-story mural. The mural showcases the concept of “food as art.” Artist Hueman (Allison Tinati) found inspiration in the Copia garden, which she used to create this striking abstract portrait of butter lettuce.

Art Collections

Enjoy all the art found through out the CIA at Copia. This includes Gordon Huether’s striking “Fork” and “Is that Bob and Margrit” (Mondavi) sculptures. Inside, you can brush up on your Napa wine history in our Wine Hall of Fame. You can also, admire the Gutenstein Family Decanter Collection, or view the rotating art exhibits we feature throughout the year.


If a beautiful Napa Valley wedding venue is what you’ve dreamed of, we have you covered. Whether you want a small intimate gathering or grand celebration, we have picturesque spaces for you. Book your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, wedding brunch, and even your bachelor or bachelorette party. Our expert team will work with you on every aspect leading up to the big day. Including menu development, beverage pairings, décor, and any tiny detail. Begin creating once-in-a-lifetime memories. All you have to do is say yes!


Enjoy that special birthday, anniversary, or office party in style. From private dining experiences to private cooking and wine classes your event will be delicious and memorable for everyone. Our amazing spaces, the Hestan Kitchen, private dining rooms, gardens, and balconies, provide a beautiful backdrop for all celebrations.

Professional Programs

In addition to being a foodie wonderland, The CIA at Copia is home to a wide range of professional programs.