Get Expert Training in the Art of Plant-Based Cooking

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

The new Natural Gourmet Center at ICE offers an eight- to 13-month, plant-based Health-Supportive Culinary Arts career training program promoting nutrition, wellness, whole foods, sustainability and the relationship between food and healing.

*USA Today 2019

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A Path Optimizing the Power of Plants:

  • The Natural Gourmet Center is centered on Dr. Annemarie Colbin’s seven principles for food selection: whole, fresh, seasonal, traditional, balanced, local and delicious.
  • Health-supportive cooking can accommodate plant-based, vegetarian and vegan lifestyles; individual diets; and food for healing practices.
  • Classes on the New York campus utilize ICE’s indoor hydroponic herb and vegetable garden.
  • Explore plant-based cuisine, grains and legumes, sea vegetables, raw foods, and even spa and retreat specialties.

ICE has launched more than 14,000 culinary careers. Yours should be next!

  • Ranked the "No. 1 Culinary School in America"*
  • Campuses in New York City and Los Angeles, the nation’s culinary capitals.
  • Chef-instructors with restaurant and food business experience.
  • 432 classroom hours covering essential cooking techniques with high-quality ingredients.
  • Hands-on, 200-hour externships and networking opportunities.
  • Business training available for food entrepreneurs interested in a dual diploma.
  • Ongoing job placement services and alumni support.
  • Our Student Housing program offers options for every budget and lifestyle, from dorms to apartments to home stays.

Kale and quinoa cooks join the ICE community:

  • Natural Gourmet and ICE's communities have embodied thought leadership, integrity, innovation, excellence, respect, independent thinking and tradition for more than 40 years.
  • NGI’s industry-leading chef-instructors bring their expertise in nutrition and health to ICE's New York and Los Angeles campuses, continuing to teach concepts such as whole foods dynamics, living foods and nutrition.
  • Students can pursue careers as health- or plant-forward restaurant chefs, personal chefs, nutritionists, cookbook authors, entrepreneurs or even vegetable managers with an education in health-supportive cooking.

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