About Gatehouse

The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

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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.

OpenTable 2023 Diners’ Choice Award for Gatehouse Restaurant

Our Instructors

Chef-Instructor Jeff Kouba for dinner at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.
Jeff Kouba
Maître d’Instructor Maia Talmor for dinner at Gatehouse Restaurant in St. Helena, CA.
Maia Talmor
Maître d’Instructor
Our Gardens



Our gardens provide a bountiful array of seasonal produce for Gatehouse Restaurant. Students in our Farm-to-Table bachelor’s degree concentration have the opportunity to gain experience growing food, forging relationships with local farmers, and forming a sincere appreciation for local, sustainably grown ingredients.

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Art Program



Captured by Napa-based photographer Robb McDonough, the photography at Gatehouse Restaurant showcases the sheer beauty of our farm and the symbiotic relationship between farmer and chef. CIA students explore this connection in our Farm-to-Table bachelor’s degree program.

Photo credit: Robb McDonough

Our Location



Gatehouse Restaurant is located on the historic campus of the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Completed in 1889, the building initially served as a cooperative winery known as Greystone Cellars, before 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.

About 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, CIA offers master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, food business and hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. Its worldwide network of more than 50,000 alumni includes innovators in every area of the food world.