About Us

About

Gatehouse Restaurant

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Located on the historic campus of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, Gatehouse Restaurant showcases the extraordinary talents of our CIA student-chefs after two years of rigorous study.

For seven weeks, the students gain hands-on experience working in Gatehouse’s professional kitchen, followed by seven additional weeks serving in the dining room, where they learn both contemporary and formal service techniques. Our goal is to give the students a professional restaurant experience while providing a seamless dining experience for our guests.

CIA Student Farms

CIA Student Farm

At Charles Krug Winery

Located across the street, the CIA Student Farm at Charles Krug Winery provides a bountiful array of seasonal produce for the CIA at Greystone, including Gatehouse Restaurant. The CIA faculty works closely with our farmers to plant crops and purchase seeds up to a year in advance so our menus reflect the growing seasons.

Highlighted in the CIA’s Farm-to-Table bachelor’s degree concentration, our farm gives students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience growing and harvesting food, forging relationships with local farmers and producers, and forming a sincere appreciation for local, sustainably grown ingredients.

Learn more about the CIA’s Farm-to-Table: Practices of a Sustainable Table concentration >

Photo credit: Fig pastel by artist Sylvia Gonzalez

Our

Art Program

Chefs and artists recognize the close connection between visual and culinary arts. At Gatehouse Restaurant, guests and students can experience the symbiosis themselves through our art program. Curated by Nancy Willis, a local artist who teaches the Principles of Design class at Greystone, the exhibit changes seasonally and features a selection of talented Bay Area artists.

Our

Location

Gatehouse Restaurant is located on the historic campus of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Completed in 1889, the building initially served as a cooperative winery known as Greystone Cellars, before changing hands and eventually housing Christian Brothers Winery from 1945 to 1989. The Gatehouse Restaurant building served as living quarters for the latter winery’s manager and family.

In 1993, the CIA purchased the property, and with a generous donation from Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams, the Gatehouse Restaurant building was restored and is now part of the Williams Center for Flavor Discovery.

About

the CIA

With locations in New York, California, Texas, and Singapore, The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Founded in 1946, the not-for-profit CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. The college also offers executive education, certificate programs, and courses for professionals and enthusiasts. Its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world.