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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 11,000 culinary careers in food and hospitality. Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, the school offers highly regarded six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management, and Hospitality Management, as well as a wide range of continuing education programs for culinary professionals. With a global curriculum, dedicated chef instructors, a strong record in job placements and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE is widely recognized by top chefs and hospitality professionals as a leading pathway to begin or continue a wide range of culinary careers.

Beyond our professional programs, ICE's wide range of hands-on recreational cooking, baking and wine education courses train an additional 26,000 students each year. Our special events division also hosts hundreds of corporate and private cooking events from client entertaining and sales dinners to press events, product launches and film shoots.

In 2015, ICE won the IACP award for “Culinary School of Excellence,” an honor we had previously received in 2003, 2008 and 2011. Additionally, ICE staff and alumni regularly win or are nominated for top industry awards, such as James Beard awards, Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America, and Dessert Professionals’ Top Ten Pastry Chefs. Noteworthy alumni include Gail Simmons, Mark Murphy, Claudia Fleming, Maxime Bilet, Vivian Howard, Missy Robbins and more.

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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

Press & Media Inquiries
Stephanie Fraiman
Public Relations
(212) 847-0703

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Brian Aronowitz
Chief Marketing Officer
(212) 847-0793

Media Buying & Advertising
Sid Chaudhry
Marketing Manager
(212) 847-0795

Charitable Support & Donations
Heather Ferguson
Executive Assistant to the President
212-847-0700, x869