April 01, 2015
ICE received the ultimate nationwide honor from the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP), winning the 2015 Award of Excellence for “Culinary School of the Year” at this year’s Annual IACP Conference in Washington, D.C. Also honored was ICE's Chef Instructor Chris Gesualdi who received the 2015 Culinary Educator of the Year.
This award comes at a pivotal time in ICE’s history—2014 had record enrollments and 2015 marks the school’s 40th anniversary. In April, ICE will be moving to its brand new, expanded 74,000 sq. ft. home at Brookfield Place, overlooking the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan (225 Liberty Street).
“ICE’s mission is to help our students find their culinary voice, be it as a restaurant chef, food entrepreneur, master baker or simply a better home cook,” said Rick Smilow, ICE’s president and CEO since 1995. “This award not only validates those efforts, but also acknowledges our ongoing mission to be one of the world’s most programmatically diverse, creative, inspiring and state-of-the-art culinary institutes.”
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