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In our Culinary Arts program, students learn the theory, practice and art of cooking, which can be applied to a broad range of career paths.


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Discover Your Passion. Build Your Career.

In just six to 13 months, a life change can happen—that's how long it takes to earn a diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education. Our award-winning programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Culinary Management, and Hospitality Management have launched thousands of successful careers across the country, in every facet of the culinary world. With 45,000 square feet of professional facilities and inclusive, interactive hands-on classes with world-renowned chef-instructors, our goal is to help you find your culinary voice.

One-On-One Is Our Mantra

Our entire staff here at ICE Culinary Institute is dedicated — to you. Your success and growth as an individual and culinary professional are our litmus test to let us know we are doing our jobs right. You are unique, and our diverse, multifaceted programs at ICE will help you reach your goals. It's no wonder that 93% of alumni say they would recommend an ICE education to anyone looking to launch a career in the culinary or hospitality industry*.

Location and Friends Make ALL the Difference

Study in America’s culinary capital: make New York City your classroom. New York City’s best chefs and restaurateurs know, respect, and are friends of our school. We are located in Manhattan’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood, and our diploma programs provide you with diverse course work, hands-on learning, externships, job placement assistance, electives, and extracurricular options, creating a program that is tailored to your passions.

5 Key Questions to Consider for a Culinary CareerAn ICE Education Opens Doors

Not only will you have the opportunity to study in the culinary capital of the U.S., but also the opportunity to apply your skills during an ICE externship. In New York City and the broader culinary world, it’s all about who you know, and we have a strong network of award-winning restaurants, chefs, and alumni to ensure your ongoing success. ICE alumni and instructors have won national, regional, and local awards and have gained recognition from organizations including the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine Magazine, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, the American Culinary Federation, and the IACP.

ICE Is the School for Culinary Business and Culinary Entrepreneurs

Reach your fullest potential. Your aspirations may lead to managing, owning, or starting a business. ICE offers the chance to earn a diploma not only in Culinary or Pastry & Baking Arts, but also the unique opportunity to “double major” in Culinary Management, gaining two diplomas and the essential entrepreneurial elements to succeed. Our schedules are designed to accommodate your motivation, providing tuition incentives for double degree programs.

It Pays to Study With ICE Culinary Arts

An ICE education is built on two essential elements — excellence and value. Other culinary institutions will require you to spend more time and money, but won’t produce better results. In the heart of America's culinary capital, ICE is truly the right place, at the right price.

*According to a 2015 survey.


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