We are very proud of the recognition that ICE has received from chefs, alumni, and the larger culinary community. But our most objective praise comes from an important national association of educational professionals.
Many major culinary schools in America, including ICE, are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). An ACCSC team made up of industry and educational experts conducted two-day inspections of ICE’s New York location in 2000, 2005, 2010, and 2015. In 2000, after the first inspection, the accrediting team cited ICE for four separate items of excellence.
ACCSC Items of Excellence:
• 100% student satisfaction – all students surveyed would recommend the school to a friend
• Outstanding faculty and faculty commitment to students
• The school’s facilities and equipment
• The school’s involvement in community service
In 2005, after the second inspection, ICE was designated an ACCSC 2006 School of Distinction. The ACCSC School of Distinction Award recognizes member schools that have demonstrated a commitment to the expectations and rigors of ACCSC accreditation, as well as a commitment to delivering quality educational programs to students, graduates, and employers. Then in 2010, ICE’s Career Services Department was given a commendation for excellence. In 2015, the ACCSC team commended our facility and the dedication of our staff and administrators.
ICE’s New York location is licensed by the New York State Education Department, Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision. Our Pasadena location is approved by the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.
*The accreditation information listed above applies to ICE's career programs. ICE professional development and recreational programs are not accredited by the ACCSC.