Find your cullinary voice

School of Culinary Arts

See culinary school through a student's eyes: read our Life as a Culinary Student column on the ICE blog.SCHEDULE OPTIONSMorning (8 Months)Monday-Friday • 8am-12pmStarts: 11/18, 12/14 •$39,950.00Afternoon (8 Months)Monday-Friday• 1-5pmStarts:  10/16, 12/3 •$39,950.00Evenings (12 Months)Tue/Wed/Thu • 6-10pmStarts: TBD • TBDSun/Mon/Tue • 6-10pmStarts: 9/29 • $35,840.00Intensive (7 Months)Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri • 8:30am-5pmStarts: TBD • $39,950.00Weekend (10 Months)Sat/Sun • 9am-5pmStarts: 10/24 • $35,840.00Hybrid (10 Months)Mon/Tues • 6-10pmSun • 9am-5pmStarts: 11/9 • $35,840.00Citrus-cured hamachi with baby beets, rice puffs and wasabi creme, production with students from the Culinary Arts program at ICE

Diploma Program Overview

Welcome to the Foundation of Your Career.

Consider how much there is to learn, and how far you want to go. Recognized as one of the top Culinary Arts programs in the nation, our award-winning 650-hour comprehensive curriculum is designed to teach you the actual practice and art of cooking through theory, technique, palate training, speed, and teamwork. These will be your essentials for success in the culinary landscape.

Your Priority Is Learning. Ours Is You.

Now imagine a classroom where you and your progress matter. With no more than 16 students per class, you will learn the necessities required to thrive in the culinary industry, as well as forge the personal contacts that will guide you through your journey.

Every class will teach you a specific skill – classes will intensify in difficulty as you continue to grow and develop. Beginning with basic palate training, our culinary arts chef-instructors will help train your senses, guiding you through the vast sea of subtle tastes and flavors, from herbs and condiments to vegetables and meats.

Your evolution will continue through an introduction – and subsequent mastery – of culinary techniques such as knife skills, dry and moist-heat cooking methods, sauce making, restaurant simulations, and pastry and baking, to name a few. Your chef-instructors' mentoring will enhance your education and give you the foundation for a great career.

ICE's Culinary Arts Career program is divided into five modules. A typical class will have four different chef-instructors over the span of the modules so you are sure to learn from a diverse range of experts.

Real-Life Experience. Experiences for Life.

Your culinary roots will be grounded in classical French technique, however, your experience in the program will be unmistakably global. Thailand, India, Japan, Italy, Spain – the technique, ingredients, and distinctive flavors of all these regions and others will be a part of your culinary passport, taking you anywhere in the industry, and more importantly, the world.

And a part of worldly knowledge is gaining real-life application. After 440 hours of intensive classwork, our invaluable externship program will take you on-site – imagine 210 hours in a restaurant, hotel, catering kitchen, or other culinary enterprise. With over 300 externship options to choose from, your education will continue while making your skills razor sharp through practice.

By the end of the Culinary Arts diploma program, you will be a culinary professional ready to approach any culinary task with ease.

You Can Already Taste Your Success – Now Let Us Help You Refine Your Palate.

Our flexibility and affordable options will allow you to find your culinary voice. What is most convenient for you: morning, afternoon, evening, weekend? We have a schedule that will fit yours, consider taking one of our culinary tours.

Click here to view detailed schedule and tuition for the School of Culinary Arts.


Danny Meyer Praises "When an applicant comes to us from ICE, we know they’ve been schooled in both the technical and hospitality skills so crucial to succeed in this business." Danny MeyerAward-winning NYC restaurateur, Union Square Hospitality Group

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