ICE culinary school students cooking in kitchens at the Institute of Culinary Education

Campus Programs at ICE

Discover Your Passion. Build Your Career.

In as little as seven months, a life change can happen — that’s how long it takes to launch a culinary or hospitality career at the Institute of Culinary Education.

No.1 Ranked Culinary School in America*

Our Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management and Hospitality & Hotel Management programs have launched more than 17,900 careers across the country and across the food and hospitality industries. With a 74,000-square-foot professional facility in Lower Manhattan and 38,000 square feet of professional facilities in Los Angeles, our goal is to help you find your culinary voice and succeed in the wide world of hospitality.

Why choose ICE?

ICE culinary program instructor with student

One-On-One Is Our Mantra

Our entire staff here at ICE is dedicated — to you. Your growth as an individual and a hospitality or culinary professional is the measure of our success. Whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, baking and pastry, plant-based cuisine, restaurant management or the hospitality industry, our diverse, multifaceted business and culinary programs at ICE will help you reach your goals. It's no wonder that 87% of alumni say they would recommend an ICE education to students looking to launch a culinary or hospitality career. [1]


ICE culinary program student plating in the kitchen

Associate’s Degree and Diploma Program Opportunities

ICE's programs are sophisticated, intensive and student-centric. Our comprehensive diploma programs provide you with diverse course work, hands-on learning, externships, job placement assistance, electives and extracurricular options, creating a program that is tailored to your passions. Our associate degree programs offer all those benefits plus business management and industry-relevant general education courses under one program. Leading chefs, restaurateurs and hotel professionals know, respect and hire graduates of our school.

Campuses in New York City and Los Angeles

Located In Two Culinary Capitals of the World

ICE has a spirit and atmosphere that you won’t find in other schools. When you study at ICE NY or ICE LA, you’re studying in one of America’s most exciting food cities, and the city is an extension of your classroom. Leading chefs, restaurateurs and hotel professionals know, respect and hire graduates of our school. Students who are unable to attend ICE in-person in New York or Los Angeles can still get a comprehensive ICE education by enrolling in one of our online programs.

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An ICE Education Opens Doors

New York City and Los Angeles are ideal markets to launch your hospitality or culinary career, a process we facilitate through ICE externships. In the culinary world, it’s all about who you know, and we have a strong network of award-winning restaurants, chefs and alumni to ensure your ongoing success. ICE alumni and instructors have won national, regional and local awards, and have gained recognition from organizations including the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine Magazine, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, the American Culinary Federation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

ICE business program students in the classroom

Crucial Business Classes

Your culinary aspirations may lead to managing, owning or starting a business. ICE offers the chance to pair an “arts” program and a “business” program to earn a dual diploma in either Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts and Restaurant & Culinary Management. There are even tuition incentives for enrolling in two programs. ICE Los Angeles also offers a hybrid associate degree program, where students can pursue their ambitions with an education that combines hands-on cooking or baking fundamentals in the kitchen classroom with management training and general education courses of our business programs.

Diploma Programs

Learn more about the diplomas offered for ICE's business and culinary programs at our New York City and Los Angeles campuses. 

Degree Programs

Learn more about earning an associate degree in one of ICE's culinary arts programs offered exclusively at our Los Angeles campus.