Welcome to the No. 1 Ranked Culinary School in America*

Find Your Culinary Voice

In 8-12 months, a life change can happen — that’s how long it takes to earn a Culinary Arts diploma at the Institute of Culinary Education. ICE’s award-winning alumni are thriving in every facet of the culinary field — from restaurants and test kitchens, to catering, cookbooks, food TV and more!

*USA Today 2019

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Culinary Arts students trying their food after class.

Establish a Foundation and Explore Global Cuisines

  • Start with knife skills, palate development and herb identification.
  • Practice making stock, soups, sauces, reductions and emulsifications.
  • Explore dry and moist heat methods, including braising, grilling and roasting.
  • Get experience with ingredients, techniques and dishes from China, France, India, Italy, Japan, Spain and Thailand.
  • Experiment with charcuterie, fermentation, plating and sous vide cooking.

Excellence at ICE

  • Chef-instructors from prominent restaurants and food businesses.
  • Culinary technology labs outfitted with a tandoor, hearth oven, vertical rotisserie and modernist equipment at each campus.
  • Management training for restaurant operators and aspiring entrepreneurs.
  • Hands-on externships and networking opportunities with 50+ placement sites.
  • Stellar job placement services and ongoing alumni support.

Dual Diploma Opportunity

  • ICE’s programs and schedules are designed to accommodate students studying Culinary Arts at the same time as Restaurant & Culinary Management — with a valuable tuition incentive — for those aspiring to own, operate or manage a food business.

Our New York City campus offers advanced opportunities for creativity and community:

  • Ranked the "No. 1 Culinary School in America"*
  • The first education-focused bean-to-bar chocolate lab in the country.
  • An indoor hydroponic garden growing herbs, edible flowers and more ingredients.
  • Polyscience equipment for research and development.
  • Digital course materials.

Our Los Angeles campus offers a local, vibrant food scene that thrives on innovation:

  • Opened in March 2018 and offers the same six- to 12-month Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts (formerly known as Health-Supportive Culinary Arts), and Restaurant & Culinary Management programs.
  • Globally inspired curriculum that reflects the local culture, diversity and flavor of the Los Angeles food scene, featuring recipes from famous local chefs.
  • Option to attend school in Los Angeles and extern in New York City or vice versa.