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In our Culinary Arts program, students learn the theory, practice and art of cooking, which can be applied to a broad range of career paths.


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Discover Your Passion. Build Your Career.

In just six to 13 months, a life change can happen—that's how long it takes to launch a culinary career at the Institute of Culinary Education. Our award-winning programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant and Culinary Management and Hospitality Management have launched more than 13,000 culinary careers across the country, in every facet of the food and hospitality industries. With 74,000 square feet of professional facilities and hands-on classes with world-renowned chef instructors, our goal is to help you find your culinary voice.

One-On-One Is Our Mantra

Our entire staff here at ICE Culinary Institute is dedicated — to you. Your growth as an individual and a culinary professional is the measure of our success. Whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, baking and pastry schools, restaurant management or the hotel industry, our diverse, multifaceted programs at ICE will help you reach your goals. It's no wonder that 93% of alumni say they would recommend an ICE education to students interested in culinary careers*.

Our Location and Network Make ALL the Difference

When you study in America’s culinary capital, New York City is your classroom. NYC’s best chefs and restaurateurs know, respect and hire graduates of our school. Located in Manhattan’s vibrant Battery Park neighborhood, our new state-of-the-art facility and award-winning 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.

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Not only will you have the opportunity to study in NYC, but there’s no better market to launch your 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 IACP.

ICE Is NYC's Food Business School

Your culinary aspirations may lead to managing, owning or starting a business. ICE offers the chance to earn not only a culinary school or baking and pastry school diploma,but also the unique opportunity to double major in Culinary Management, gaining two diplomas and the essential entrepreneurial skills you need to succeed. Moreover, our programs are designed to accommodate your motivation, providing tuition incentives for double majors.

*According to a 2015 survey.

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