2555 Main St
St. Helena, CA 94574
The CIA, as in Culinary Institute of America, has as its West Coast campus, the former home of the Christian Brothers winery, an imposing three-story 101-year-old building that housed generations of winemaking friars. This is a masters-level training center for working, certified chefs. Visitors can take in cooking demonstrations F-M at 1:30p and 3:30p for a fee with a sample of what the chef has prepared at the end of the demonstration. CIA's Campus Store stocks an impressive supply of cookware and cookbooks for the serious cook. You may also want to dine at the campus Wine Spectator Greystone restaurant.