Worlds of Flavor®

Plan Your Visit (Accommodations and More)


After celebrating 20 years at The Culinary Institute of America's Greystone campus in St. Helena, CA, culminating in an 2018 anniversary edition that you can revisit here, Worlds of Flavor in 2019 is moving just down the road to Napa, at the CIA's newest campus, The Culinary Institute of America at Copia. Located about 90 minutes north of San Francisco off Highway 29, our street address is 500 1st Street, Napa, CA 94559. Your senses will first be awaken by the famed, beautiful Copia gardens and the exterior artwork (hint: look up!), before you enter a light-filled building adorned by floor-to-ceiling windows that blur the boundaries between indoor and outdoor. Find a map of the Copia building here.


Attendees are encouraged to stay in the city of Napa. We have set up special discounted rates at some local hotels for Worlds of Flavor attendees. You will be able to book them by clicking the orange pinpoints on the map below.

River Terrace Inn
1600 Soscol Ave
Napa, Ca 94559

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

The Westin Verasa Napa
1314 Mckinstry Street
Napa, CA 94559


Please note: External sites are not endorsed by The Culinary Institute of America – they are listed for your convenience. We are not responsible for any content on the websites above, as they may have changed after being added to our listings. They are added for your convenience.

Click here for more information about Napa Valley accommodations.

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. Because of the size of this program, unless you have been given an onsite parking pass, all parking for the conference will be at an off-site parking lot located within walking distance of the CIA but also supported by a regular shuttle service (see below for the shuttle schedule).


Because we are tight on parking, we urge everyone to carpool whenever possible.

Shuttle Schedule (2020 information will be added when available)

Although the parking lot is within walking distance, a regular conference shuttle service will be available for all attendees from the conference’s offsite parking lot. The shuttle will depart from the offsite parking lot daily during the program and will be providing transportation to and from the parking lot and the entrance to the CIA at Copia. Please allow 10 minutes for shuttling before and after each day’s events. Check back soon for shuttle time information during the 2020 conference.

Dress Code

Suggested dress code is business casual attire; chef’s uniforms are not necessary. Conference activities involve sitting for general sessions and seminars in classrooms, walking around to explore the marketplace, walking outside, and standing to watch the guest chefs cook at demonstration workshops. Northern California often experiences showers in November, so you may want to bring an umbrella to protect yourself from the elements, and come prepared with layers for warmer and cooler environments so that you can adjust your own temperature accordingly. Comfortable, closed-toe, low-heeled shoes are suggested for those participating in the kitchen workshops.

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.