Online culinary arts student

5 Advantages of Taking Online Culinary Classes

Fit a world-class culinary education into your schedule.

Kickstart your culinary career without putting your life on hold by taking online culinary arts classes.

The Institute of Culinary Education now offers online culinary classes, designed to provide you with a world-class culinary education from the convenience of your own kitchen. The Online Culinary Arts & Food Operations program offers a culinary education that marries flexibility with interactive courses and ends with a hands-on externship that puts you in a real-world food business. 

Study on Your Own Schedule

ICE’s online culinary classes cover a 900-hour intensive curriculum. Virtual classes are held weekly, and students can join live or view on their own time. Readings, videos and chef-led classes are supplemented by weekly culinary labs, giving you the opportunity to practice techniques discussed in class. The course covers foundational training in culinary arts and the fundamentals of pastry and baking. Students also study food service operations and management as an introduction to the culinary business world.

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Receive Individualized Feedback

Just because you're cooking at home doesn't mean ICE Chef-Instructors aren't there to help you. The program is led by Chef Shawn Matijevich, who, along with other chef-instructors, will check in on students’ progress several times a week, providing individual feedback based on photos, videos and written responses you'll submit. Experience all the convenience of cooking in your own kitchen while receiving personalized assessments of your progress.

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Gain Real-World Professional Experience

After you’ve completed your online culinary classes, ICE’s Career Services team will help connect you with a culinary business in your area to complete a hands-on externship. You’ll use the skills you practiced to gain real-world experience and make connections within the industry. As an ICE student, you’ll have the resources to secure a fulfilling externship and the skills to help you succeed once you’re there.

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Build Your Culinary Network

Enrollment in ICE’s online culinary program gives you access to the exclusive student events hosted virtually and at our campuses in New York and Los Angeles. Culinary experts from across the country visit our campuses to lead demonstrations and lectures, both in-person and virtually. Online students have the opportunity to speak with and learn from successful, established epicureans, expanding their culinary network and furthering their professional development. Previous guest speakers include David Chang, chef and restaurateur; Christina Tosi, chef and founder of Milkbar; and Mashama Bailey, ICE graduate and executive chef of The Grey.

Launch a Rewarding Career

ICE’s online culinary classes are designed to teach you the skills and knowledge you need to turn your culinary passion into a profession. Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll receive a diploma in Culinary Arts & Food Operations, and all graduates are invited to an in-person commencement ceremony as a celebration of a job well done and an exciting future to come. The Career Services team that helped you land your externship will also be there to help steer you toward job openings in the restaurant and hospitality industry after graduation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that employment opportunities in food-related jobs are growing faster than other industries.

The flexibility offered by online culinary classes lets you invest in your future without uprooting your present. With ICE’s online culinary courses, earning a diploma from the top ranked culinary school in America has never been more convenient. The online program offers the support and resources you need to prepare for a successful culinary career and the flexibility to fit into your busy schedule. In just 16 months, your culinary dream could become a reality. Right now, the program is available to students across 12 states, with more states coming soon.

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