Savor the Culinary Institute of America

Learn About Savor

Located on the Texas campus of the Culinary Institute of America, and nestled in the Pearl, Savor restaurant showcases the extraordinary talents of our CIA student-chefs as a culmination of two years of rigorous study.

For seven weeks, the students gain hands-on experience working in Savor’s professional kitchen, followed by seven additional weeks serving in the dining room, where they learn both contemporary and formal service techniques. This way, CIA students receive professional restaurant experience while providing a seamless dining experience for our guests.

OpenTable 2023 Diners’ Choice Award for Savor Restaurant

Our Instructors

Chef-Instructor Vincent Carvalho for dinner at Savor restaurant in San Antonio, TX.
Vincent Carvalho
Maître d’Instructor Fabien Jacob for dinner at Savor restaurant in San Antonio, TX.
Fabien Jacob
Maître d’Instructor
CIA Bakery Café

Bakery Café

At Savor

Discover the annual pop-up CIA Bakery Café created by the college’s baking and pastry senior class. The Café runs from January to April of every year and offers sweet and savory treats that are sure to please.

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Art Program


Art Program

Chefs and artists recognize the close link between visual and culinary arts. At Savor, guests and students can experience this connection themselves through our art displays. Various paintings by Austin-based artist Kelti Smith can be seen throughout the restaurant. A number of remarkable pieces on loan from the Chuck Williams Culinary Arts Museum at CIA at Copia are on display throughout the restaurant. Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma and cookbook author, donated the vintage cooking tools—which he collected during many years of travels, to CIA.

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, 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 facet of the food world.