Food festival judge badge and score card

What It’s Like to be a Judge at a Food Festival

Walking around Greenville, South Carolina’s Fall for Greenville festival with an official “judge” badge and clipboard, cutting the line as politely as possible to get a taste of each booth’s offering

ICE alum Kristin Donnelly

Kristin Donnelly Dives into Food Media

When people ask Kristin Donnelly what she does for a living, she racks her brain to think of an all-encompassing answer. She works in food media, but that includes a lot. As a seasoned recipe tester

ICE alum Stephen Lampshire

How to Become a Personal Chef

Kathleen Lewandowski (Culinary, ’07) started her career working in magazine publishing as an art director and could often be found styling food for photo shoots. Her colleagues consistently asked her

Great White chef Betsy Wiegand

ICE Alum Dives Into Head Chef Position at Great White

Betsy didn’t know she wanted to become a chef at first; however, a series of life experiences led her on a journey into the kitchen, where she feels herself and most at home. Coming from a family that

Kenneth Peterson Jr.

From Louisiana Seafood to Los Angeles' Providence

Family is incredibly important to Kenneth, who twice put plans to attend culinary school aside to care for his ailing parents, the people who fostered his love for food. The Peterson family rarely

Chef Lorne's round challah

Rosh Hashanah Food Traditions

Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year, is upon us. It literally means “head of the year,” and it’s a time when people of Jewish faith celebrate the creation of the world and welcome good luck

Michael Kerner

An ICE Alum's Journey to Sous Chef at Michelin-Starred Kali

Dallas native Michael Kerner fell in love with food at a young age while cooking with his parents, especially his dad. Thinking it was more of a hobby, Michael studied real estate finance at Southern

Claudia Fleming

Claudia Fleming's Road Back to Union Square Hospitality Group

Claudia Fleming’s winding food road, from over-the-top pastries in the '80s and '90s to writing her second cookbook in a Long Island cottage, has landed her back where it all began with Union Square

Samuel Clonts

ICE Alum Samuel Clonts' New Take on Fine Dining

New to New York City at 19-years-old, Samuel Clonts enrolled in culinary school looking to break into the world of fine dining. He had kitchen experience from a Ritz-Carlton in Tucson, Arizona, and

Everton Tulloch in the ICE kitchen

ICE Alum Followed Steve Harvey’s Advice to Culinary School

Four months after getting laid off and in a slump, the normally jovial Everton Tulloch was struggling to crack a smile. Wanting to end her husband’s sulking around the house, Everton’s wife suggested

Erin in the ICE kitchen

From Modeling for Vogue to Pastry at Spago

Erin Gruber was genuinely captivated by the prospect of working with pastries in eighth grade, when her classmates were enticed by desserts during a mentorship program at a bakery. While the notion of

Maxwell at Food Network

Behind the Scenes of a Culinary Production Career

After losing interest in his engineering studies, Maxwell Nerenberg left the academic world behind at the end of his junior year of college, focusing on his biotech engineering job while considering

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