Find your cullinary voice


Providing affordable options for new success makes ICE unique among culinary education programs.ICE president Rick Smilow is author of “Culinary Careers: How to Get your Dream Job in Food”.

It All Begins With Just One Call

The admissions process begins a lasting relationship with ICE. Your  admissions representative will introduce you the personal experience the school is known for. We’ll start to understand your career goals, ensure you understand the program, and learn about your schedule and goals to help you select the schedule that suits you best.

Students Say They Just "Felt Right" at ICE

Seeing is believing. A personal tour of ICE makes it all real and ignites the creative senses. Most important, you’ll see ICE in action: perhaps meet with faculty, career counselors, or even sit on an actual class to experience ICE as a student.

The best way to learn about being here is by being here - but here’s a taste of what’s happening every day at NYC’s premier center for culinary education.

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to schedule a personal tour – we have flexible morning & evening hours! 

Financial Aid Is Just a Call, Click or Visit Away

Compared to national and peer school standards, an ICE education is less expensive and more affordable – but still, your education is an investment. Our Financial Aid advisors continue the personal service to explore all the financing options available to you. Please feel free to reach them directly at (212) 847-0765, email them at or ask your admissions representative to set an appointment for you. Financial aid is available to all that qualify.

Apply for Admission Online 24/7

You can do it!  Apply Now in three easy steps, and you’ll apply to ICE in the time it takes to decide what to order at your favorite restaurant or read your status updates on Facebook. You’ve thought about it for a while now. Go ahead. Find your culinary voice™.

Hungry for More?

Submit a free information request at by clicking here or by phone at (888) 997-CHEF. You’ll be invited in for a personal tour of ICE. Admissions staff can also answer questions and confirm a seat for the next open house. Shhh. We wrote the book on culinary careers, literally, and have a limited amount of free copies for prospective students. Be sure to ask your admissions representative for details. 



maxime bilet Praises "My experience at ICE was shaped by the tremendous quality of the ICE instructors and the wisdom, experience, and passion they bestowed on their students." MAXIME BILETHead Chef/Inventor The Cooking Lab. Co-author of "Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking"