ICE Chef-Instructor teaches culinary school students at the Institute of Culinary Education

Welcome to the Institute of Culinary Education

Ranked No. 1 Culinary School in America*

With a global curriculum, dedicated chef-instructors, a strong job placement record and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE is recognized by top chefs and hospitality professionals as a leading pathway to beginning or continuing a wide range of culinary and hospitality careers.

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"America's Best Culinary School"

ICE, its faculty and alumni have been awarded top honors by the James Beard Foundation, the IACP, USA Today, The Daily Meal and more. Find out why an ICE education puts you in amazing company. [1]

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Our alumni run top kitchens around the globe, winning awards and transforming the future of culinary innovation. 88% report that their ICE education has proved somewhat or extremely important to their careers. [2]

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With more than 45 years of experience launching culinary careers, ICE is among the most respected culinary schools in New York and in America. In the last two years, ICE placed students in over 300 establishments, prompting praise from industry leaders. [3]

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Diploma Programs

Degree Programs

Continuing Education Programs

New York City and Los Angeles Skylines

Campuses in Culinary Capitals

With campuses in dynamic and exciting food cities — New York City and Los Angeles — and award-winning culinary curricula, ICE brings students to the forefront of the food and hospitality industries.

New York City

Our 74,000-square-foot facility in Lower Manhattan's Brookfield Place is an environment that encourages creativity and innovation.

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Los Angeles

Our campus in the center of Pasadena features 38,000 square feet of space dedicated to learning, innovation and creativity.

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Tour Our Facilities

Get a glimpse of what life is like at ICE. Our campuses are located in two culinary capitals of the world and are designed to foster creativity and community. Our low instructor-to-student ratio encourages hands-on learning, personal mentoring and teamwork. ICE is renowned in the food and hospitality industries for consistently producing top talent. Experience ICE yourself.

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Culinary Arts students celebrate their graduation from the Institute of Culinary Education

Hire Our Alumni

Whether you’re looking to add entry-level staff or source seasoned executive chefs or general managers, the ICE alumni network is your resource for talented candidates.

Special event guests toast at their cocktail party venue hosted by the Institute of Culinary education

Host Your Event

Combining a cocktail party, a hands-on cooking class and an informal banquet, ICE cooking parties and group cooking events are the perfect way to celebrate and entertain.

Cook and Have Fun

Cook and Have Fun

ICE New York is home to one of the largest programs of hands-on recreational cooking, baking and wine classes in the country — all offered year-round.

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Request free information about our award-winning career training programs, speak with an ICE admissions representative about your goals and questions or schedule a personal tour — however you'd like to start your journey, we're here to help.