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ICE Creative Director Michael Laiskonis pens an essay on taking risks as a chef.The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has launched more than 10,000 creative careers in food. Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, the school offers highly regarded eight to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management, and Hospitality Management. With an in-depth global curriculum, dedicated chef-instructors, a strong record in job placements, and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE is widely recognized by top industry organizations as a premier pathway to begin or continue a culinary career.

ICE's wide range of hands-on recreational cooking, baking and wine education courses train an additional 26,000 students each year, in addition to hosting hundreds of corporate and private cooking events. 

ICE was a finalist and winner of the International Association of Culinary Professionals' 2002, 2003, 2006, and 2008 Awards of Excellence for Culinary Schools. ICE students and alumni regularly are nominated for or win top industry awards, such as James Beard awards, Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America, and Dessert Professionals’ Top Ten Pastry Chefs.

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The Institute of Culinary Education
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
(800) 777-2433

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Career Training Division
For more information on ICE's Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management, and Hospitality Management career training programs, please click here or call (888) 354-CHEF.

Learn more about special events at the Institute of Culinary Education.Recreational Division
For more information on recreational classes at ICE, click here or call (800) 522-4610. Click here to download the most recent issue of The Main Course, ICE's Recreational newsletter and class schedule.

Special and Private Events
For more information on hosting a special event at ICE, please click here or call (800) 543-8834.

Job Placement
For more information about hiring ICE's students and alumni, please click here or email

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Stephanie Fraiman
Public Relations
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Sid Chaudhry
Marketing Manager
(212) 847-0795

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Heather Ferguson
Executive Assistant to the President
212-847-0700, x869