Launching Your Culinary Career
Spring Career Fair: Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 4-6pm
Please RSVP with your full name, program and graduation year (or expected graduation date) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within the course of every student’s education is a moment when he or she asks the question, “What do I want my career to look like?” At ICE, we pride ourselves on maintaining the largest culinary career services department in New York City. Our experienced advisors provide students with personal mentoring and professional guidance, but most importantly, leverage ICE’s extensive network of contacts to open doors to the industry’s leading employers.
For students interested in exploring a variety of opportunities in hospitality and food careers, ICE also hosts a biannual culinary job fair, where students and alumni can meet with recruiters from celebrated restaurant groups, successful alumni chefs and entrepreneurs, and leaders in the hospitality job market. It’s not only an exceptional opportunity to learn about specific job openings, but it is also the perfect time to connect with other alumni and build a network of personal contacts. Join us at our Career Fair in Spring 2016 to learn more about externship placement and job opportunities in the food and hospitality industries.
What Employers Say:
"ICE students always put their best foot forward. They have a solid foundation in the culinary arts and an understanding of what it takes to work and succeed in a restaurant kitchen. I come to every career fair at ICE and you will always see ICE students in the Blue Hill kitchens." - John Jennings; HR, Blue Hill Restaurants
"I look for smiles, personality, excitement, enthusiasm - and ICE students have those qualities. Our externs from ICE have been excellent and Spice Market always looks to hire as many students out of externship as possible." - Anthony Ricco; Culinary Arts Alumnus, Chef de Cuisine, Spice Market
"We enjoy working with students who have switched careers to “look for their culinary dreams”. There’s nothing like having a passion for what you do, and ICE students have it." - Carol Lopera; Director of HR, Eataly
The Student Experience:
"What’s great about ICE is that, as an alum, you can always come back. The career fair is a more personal way to look for a job, in comparison to searching online or speaking on the phone, for example. Physically shaking someone’s hand can make all the difference." - Melissa Vaughan, Pastry & Baking Arts ‘11
"I’m only in the second module of the program, but I came to the career fair because I’m motivated to find a great job. I currently work in finance, so I take classes at ICE in the evenings. Studying the Culinary Arts is about me following my passion, and that passion brought me to ICE." - Peter J., Culinary Arts Student
The Career Fair is just one of the many resources at ICE for students pursuing a future in food or hospitality. Through its extensive network of industry contacts and alumni network, ICE placed 847 graduates in dining and hospitality positions across the country and the world in 2015. There has never been a better time to find your culinary voice at ICE.