Get Expert Training in the Art of Plant-Based Cooking

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

In-Person, Online, Diploma and Degree Programs Available:
To accommodate the growing interest in plant-based cuisine, healthy cooking and food as medicine, ICE is proud to offer students multiple options for obtaining a comprehensive education in the art and technique of plant-based cooking.

    *USA Today 2019

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    Three Options, One Comprehensive Education

    The Institute of Culinary Education offers students three ways to obtain a hands-on plant-based culinary education:

    1. Plant-Based Culinary Arts — Diploma Program
    Program Type: In-person classes at ICE's New York or Los Angeles campus.
    Duration: 8-13 months 

    2. Online Plant-Based Culinary Arts & Food Operations — Diploma Program
    Program Type: Asynchronous online classes.**
    Duration: 16 months

    3. Associate Degree: Plant-Based Culinary Arts & Management
    Program Type: In-person classes at ICE's Los Angeles campus and general education classes online.
    Duration: 14 months 

    While each option appeals to different students for different reasons, all three programs are accredited and focused on the art, theory and technique of plant-based cooking. 

    Harvest a Health-Forward Future:

    • ICE's Plant-Based Culinary Arts program provides foundational, professional training in the techniques and art of cooking with a focus on plant-based cuisine, whole foods and sustainability.
    • The program promotes a sustainable food system with regard for natural resources and people, while empowering chefs and cooks to lead the conversation about food, wellness and health.
    • With a vegetable-forward and health-conscious curriculum, our plant-based program appeals to students living a vegetarian, vegan or health-conscious lifestyle who want a comprehensive culinary education.
    • The curriculum is centered around seven principles for food selection: whole, fresh, seasonal, traditional, balanced, local and delicious.

    Plant-Based Students in Teaching Kitchen

    Six Reasons You Should Enroll at ICE:

    • ICE is ranked the "No.1 Culinary School in America"*
    • In-person and online programs include a hands-on externship to provide real-world experience and networking opportunities.
    • Our Chef-Instructors come from noteworthy restaurants and food businesses across the state and country.
    • Our associate degree program includes management training for aspiring restaurateurs and entrepreneurs.
    • ICE's Career Services team is at your service to help with job placement and career advancement.
    • ICE has helped more than 18,000 graduates pursue their culinary dreams. You could be next!