6 Ways to Make your New Year's Resolutions a Reality
Is your 2020 goal to enroll in culinary school?
Here at the International Culinary Center, our mission is to educate the next generation of culinary leaders—chefs, pastry chefs, bakers, cake decorators, chocolatiers, food business owners, sommeliers and more—and prepare them for success in the industry. With a new decade just around the corner, don’t let another 10 years pass by without pursuing your passion! Begin 2020 equipped with the tools that you need to achieve your dreams of attending culinary school and beginning a career in the industry.
Below, check out these 6 suggestions to help you get started on your New Year’s resolutions!
ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE
Want to get a taste of ICC? Join us for an open house to meet your future chef instructors, tour the school and see our students + kitchens in action! You’ll also meet our admissions, financial aid and career services teams who can answer all of your questions about attending culinary school. RSVP here to attend our upcoming open house on January 9th!
SCHEDULE A PERSONAL TOUR
During a personalized, one-on-one tour, you’ll discuss your educational and career goals with your dedicated admissions representative while learning about your program of interest. They’ll guide you through the school to see our kitchens, student lounge, culinary library and the ICC Theater—home to visiting chef demos for our students & alumni. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to meet with our financial aid and career services teams to answer other questions you may have. You can also sign up for the opportunity to sit in on a class to “test-drive” our curriculum. Ready to visit? Request a tour here.
CHECK OUR UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULES
We know that finding time to pursue you’re passion can be challenging. That’s why ICC offers daytime and evening schedule options to help you graduate ready to work in as little as 6-9 months. Many of our programs are offered year round, but if you’re thinking about enrolling soon, be sure to check out our upcoming classes to see which one best fits your schedule!
ATTEND A DEMONSTRATION
Each month, ICC hosts top chefs from around the world for exclusive demonstrations and tasting events open to students and alumni. It’s a great opportunity to meet and network with world-renowned chefs, as well as volunteer to cook alongside them, learning new tips and tricks from some of the best in the industry. We even reserve a handful of seats in certain demonstrations for prospective students like yourself to experience what it’s like to be a culinary, pastry or wine student at ICC! Your admissions representative can let you know about upcoming demonstrations and reserve you a seat. Plus, check out our series of wellness events happening this January 2020!
BRUSH UP ON YOUR KITCHEN KNOWLEDGE
Though many students have a passion for food prior to attending culinary school, not many students have previous experience in a kitchen. That’s OK! At ICC, we teach you everything you need to know to develop a strong foundation of technique for your career and future success. But, coming into any new situation can be nerve-wracking, so we put together some tips and terms to learn and practice before you begin your culinary journey. Check them out here and our top three library picks to get you ready for the kitchen and your culinary career.
FILL OUT AN APPLICATION
Lastly, if you’re ready to take the first step in achieving your New Year’s goal to enroll, don’t forget to fill out an application! Once you begin the application form, you can always return to complete it in the future by using your email address. If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, our admissions team is here to help! You can contact them here.
This blog post was originally published by the International Culinary Center (ICC), founded as The French Culinary Institute (FCI). In 2020, ICE and ICC came together on one strong and dynamic national platform at ICE's campuses in New York City and Los Angeles. Explore your culinary education where the legacy lives on.