What Veterans Say About the International Culinary Center
What veterans say about the International Culinary Center
ICC is beneficial to vets looking to capitalize on a comprehensive benefit and financial aid package. ” – Michael C, ICC Culinary Arts, 2013
Attending the International Culinary Center is a very life-changing experience. You are in the company of people that love food, that believe in respecting the ingredients and teach you how to become a better cook. The energy from the staff and the knowledge is amazing.
Admissions personnel are very helpful and make sure that you are guided in the right direction. You just don’t go to school there, you get to make lifelong friends. To all the chef-instructors there from Chef Butler, Chef Sixto, Chef Henri, Chef Candy, Chef Joseph to Chef Jose, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and passion with us. I will be eternally grateful and proud to be an ICC alumni.” – Diego R, ICC Culinary Arts, 2013
The International Culinary Center is the culinary school I dreamed of attending for a grand diploma in Pastry Arts. When they accepted the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and offered veteran scholarships, I knew I had to seize this opportunity. It is a decision I will never regret. The chef-instructors are top-notch, the class sizes are small enough for individual attention and feedback, and the experience is amazing. If you are considering a career in the culinary or pastry world, ICC should be your top choice.” – Julie Couture, ICC Pastry Arts, 2014
As an alumnus, I truly believe that attending ICC was one of the best decisions of my life. After my discharge from the military and business school, there was something else I was looking for in my life and decided to attend ICC. After my graduation from ICC, I got a job offer from a Charter School as a Head Chef. Now I absolutely love my job along with job security as a NYC employee. – Mohammed Ahmed, ICC Culinary Arts, 2013
I am a current student at ICC and I can honestly say that besides the military, this is the best time of my life. I’ve been to 3 different colleges and withdrew because it either wasn’t for me or I just didn’t like it. At ICC, it is completely different! I wake up every morning completely looking forward to coming to school. I thought that I got lucky having the chef-instructors that I have, and realize every single one of them is AMAZING and I couldn’t pick a favorite if I wanted to. I’ve never met a school staff so loving and helpful even after they get you to enroll! At ICC, it’s genuine and I couldn’t have picked a better school. I actually don’t want to leave… to the point that I want to do every course possible until my GI Bill® runs out. I never do reviews, but I just have to for my school because I am so honored to be a part of it and highly recommend it to anyone! I’ve only been here 5 months and I’ve learned SO much, I feel like I can teach other people. Not only are you learning here, you’re having fun and also building a family that I can say I will remember forever!” – Shaquana, ICC Pastry Arts, 2014
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
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.