The Culinary Institute of America at Copia is located in Napa, CA, about 1 ½ hours north of San Francisco off of Highway 29. Our street address is 500 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559.


The CIA at Copia is the ultimate Napa Valley destination for exploring, experiencing, and enjoying the world of food, wine, and community. The CIA at Copia officially opened in early 2017 with a variety of consumer-facing programs and experiences. In one convenient location in downtown Napa, guests can experience daily cooking and beverage classes, wine tastings, a lifestyle store, full-service bar and restaurant, art collections, and private and community events.

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Attendees are encouraged to stay in the city of Napa. Hotels and travel information can be found at www.ciachef.edu/stay-ca. Lodging in the area is limited, and reserving your accommodations early is strongly encouraged. The following hotels are offering a special rate to Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit attendees:


The Silverado Resort & Spa
1600 Atlas Peak Road
Napa, CA 94558

Miles from CIA: 4 miles
Special Rate: 30% off best available rate
How to book: Book online at this link. Special rate is based on availability at the time of booking.

The Westin Verasa Napa
1314 Mckinstry Street
Napa, CA 94559

Miles from the CIA: 0.3 Miles (walking distance)
Special Rate: Use Code C54 for 15% off Best Available Rate
How to book: Book online at this link. Special rate is based on availability at the time of booking.

River Terrace Inn
1600 Soscol Ave
Napa, CA 94559

Miles from CIA: 0.4 Miles (walking distance)
Special Rate: Use Code CIAG for Best Available Rate
How to book: Book online at this link. Special rate is based upon availability at the time of booking.



Transportation and Parking

You are responsible for providing your own transportation to and from the CIA.  This includes air and/or ground transportation from your place of residence and daily ground transportation.

Dress Code

Chef’s uniforms should be worn on the day you are participating in the Hands-On Plant-Forward Innovation Workshops.   If you do not have a chef coat, we will provide an apron. Innovation Workshop attendees also need to wear full length pants and non-skid, low heeled closed toe shoes for these activities.  Suggested dress code for all other activities is business casual attire.   .  Northern California often experiences mild temperatures in May, with the evenings often becoming chilly, so come prepared with layers for warmer and cooler environments so that you can adjust your own temperature accordingly.

What to Bring

Attendees are not required to bring knives for any session during this program, including the hands-on kitchen workshops. Any required tools will be provided.

We recommend you bring the following items with you when attending the Global Plant-Forward Culinary Summit:

  • A refillable water bottle (for use during the conference)

  • A pen and paper or a tablet computer (for taking notes)

  • Business cards (for networking)

Other Area Attractions

Traveling with additional friends or family?  In addition to world-renowned wineries, Napa Valley offers many other activities to enjoy.  Click here for information about Napa Valley spas, recreational activities, wineries, restaurants, and sight-seeing.