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Thinking about taking that first leap and joining ICE's community? Click here to read ICE Creative Director chef Michael Laiskonis' essay on how taking risks is an essential part of one's ongoing culinary education.The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has launched more than 14,000 culinary careers in food and hospitality. Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, the school offers highly regarded six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management and Hospitality Management, as well as continuing education programs for culinary professionals. Our bi-coastal facilities in New York and Los Angeles offer ICE students the opportunity to develop their careers in two of the nation's most exciting food cities. With a global curriculum, dedicated chef instructors, a strong record in job placements and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE is recognized by top chefs and hospitality professionals as a leading pathway to begin or continue a wide range of culinary careers.

Beyond our professional programs, ICE's hands-on recreational cooking, baking and wine education courses train an additional 26,000 students each year. Our special events division also hosts hundreds of corporate and private cooking events from client entertaining and sales dinners to press events, product launches and film shoots.

In 2015, ICE won the IACP award for “Culinary School of Excellence,” an honor we had previously received in 2003, 2008 and 2011. Additionally, ICE staff and alumni regularly win or are nominated for top industry awards, such as James Beard awards, Food & Wine's Best New Chefs in America and Dessert Professionals’ Top Ten Pastry Chefs. Noteworthy alumni include Gail Simmons, Mark Murphy, Claudia Fleming, Maxime Bilet, Vivian Howard, Missy Robbins and more.

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New York City Campus
The Institute of Culinary Education
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10281
(212) 847-0700

Click here for a detailed map and directions to our New York campus.

Los Angeles Campus
521 East Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 345-6601

Click here for a detailed map and directions to our Los Angeles campus.

Career Training Division
For more information on ICE's Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking, Culinary Management, Hospitality Management, Cake Decorating or Bread Baking career training programs, please click here or call (888) 354-CHEF for our New York campus or (888) 718-CHEF for our Los Angeles campus.

Learn more about special events at the Institute of Culinary Education.Recreational Division
For more information on recreational classes at ICE, click here or call (800) 522-4610. Click here to download the most recent issue of The Main Course, ICE's Recreational newsletter and class schedule.

Special and Private Events
For more information on hosting a special event at ICE, please click here or call (800) 543-8834 for our New York campus or (888) 659-2433 for our Los Angeles campus.

Online Student Payments
To pay your ICE tuition online, please click here.

Job Placement
For more information about hiring ICE's students and alumni, please click here or email for our New York campus or for our Los Angeles campus.

Press & Media Inquiries
Stephanie Fraiman
Public Relations
(212) 847-0703

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Brian Aronowitz
Chief Marketing Officer
(212) 847-0793

Media Buying & Advertising
Lily Ropes
Marketing Director
(212) 847-0795

Charitable Support & Donations
Heather Ferguson
Executive Assistant to the President