Chef Adriano Piazza smiles while standing in front of Pronto Cucina Italina

Alumni Spotlight: Adriano Piazza

“My culinary voice is education. I want people to understand food and understand what they eat, because, we are what we eat,” Chef Adriano says. An Institute of Culinary Education Los Angeles Culinary

ICE Alum and Chef Matthew Tran stands in front of Otium

Life of an ICE Alum at Otium, One of Los Angeles' Hottest Restaurants

Chef Matthew Tran, an ICE Los Angeles Culinary Arts alum, got his first big glimpse of climbing the culinary ladder at Otium , Chef Timothy Hollingsworth ’s bustling restaurant in Downtown LA. Prior

An assortment of dishes from Ubuntu sit on a white tablecloth

Chef Shenarri “Greens” Freeman Opens Vegan Restaurant in LA

Ubuntu , the new restaurant helmed by Chef Shenarri, opened at 7469 Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood on August 1, where it's serving up a dynamic menu full of West African-inspired flavor. And, as per

ICE alumna and chef, Sarah Sanders

Sarah Sanders Left Her Animation Career to Follow Her Food Dreams

It was Sarah Sanders' passion for putting personality on a plate that took her from enrolling in ICE Los Angeles’s Culinary Arts program in the fall of 2021, to being a top contender in Carla Hall’s

Chef Shant Halajian smiles inside of his kitchen

Alumni Spotlight: Chef Shant Halajian

“I used to come home from school, first grade or second grade, and for me, my mom’s cooking is the epitome of cooking,” says Chef Shant Halajian, ICE alum and now Executive Chef of The Glenmark Hotel

ICE LA's 2023 alumni speaker Jessica Alferos speaks at commencement

Meet ICE LA’s Alumni Commencement Speaker: Jessica Alferos

"Everything's, you know, food, food, food. You know, 'Did you eat?,' 'Can I make you something?,' and at family gatherings everyone's bringing their own dish and [arguing about] who could be the best

Smart Mom Organics' Alice Zheng in class at ICE

ICE Alumni Team Up to Bring International Flavors to the Littlest Gourmands

It’s a combination of exposure to nutritious foods and food variety that inspired ICE alumna Natasha Brunetti to pursue a job with Smart Moms Organics, a business created by fellow ICE alumna Chef

Le Bernardin's Executive Pastry Chef, Orlando Soto

Meet ICE New York's Alumnus Commencement Speaker: Orlando Soto

In less than 10 years, Chef Orlando Soto has gone from the kitchen classrooms at ICE, where he attended both the Pastry & Baking Arts program and the Restaurant & Culinary Management program, to

a restaurant kitchen

ICE Alumni Lead Many of The New York Times’ 100 Best NYC Restaurants

From Michelin-starred glamour shots in Manhattan to food halls in Queens, the list features a variety of restaurants, like Michael Anthony’s Gramercy Tavern mainstay (where Pastry & Baking alumna

Mary Attea is the Executive Chef of The Musket Room in NYC.

This ICE Alumna Is Up for a 2023 James Beard Award

Among them, ICE alumna Mary Attea, Executive Chef of one-Michelin-starred The Musket Room , was nominated for Best Chef: New York State. A graduate of ICE’s Culinary Arts program in 2011, Chef Mary

Chef Adrienne Cheatham stands with a group of ICE students behind a table of small plated dishes

Adrienne Cheatham is Serving Up Her Sunday Best

The daughter of a Black man and a white woman, Chef Adrienne grew up in Chicago’s Hyde Park, a culturally diverse neighborhood due south of the city center. Her mother worked front-of-house at local

Chef Rasheeda Purdie stands in front of a wooden table

Up Your Ramen Game with a Soy Egg

In honor of Black History month, we’re highlighting the creativity and talent of some of our Black alumni . Read on for Chef Rasheeda’s soy egg recipe, as well as the background of how this recipe

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