Dan Rafalin

Meet the International Culinary Center alum.

Dan has been immersed in the culinary world from the beginning of his career when he received a Grand Diplôme in Culinary Arts from the International Culinary Center.

Dan holds a Master of Arts degree in food management from New York University and worked as the financial and business analyst for the Clark Wolf Company, a New York-based food, restaurant and hospitality consulting firm, before joining forces with AvroKO to form AvroKO Hospitality Group which includes PUBLIC and Double Crown Restaurants.

Alongside Dan’s passion for the restaurant business is a commitment to guiding the next generation of professionals. Dan is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies Masters Program, where he teaches managerial accounting. He also taught management and leadership in ICC’s Culinary Entrepreneurship program. He is a frequent guest speaker on the topics of restaurant development and operations for the American Institute of Wine and Food, New York University, Tufts University and Columbia University.

Dan is currently the Vice President of Hospitality for Brooklyn Brewery.

Dan graduated from 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. ICC’s culinary education legacy lives on at ICE, where you can explore your own future in food.

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