Get Expert Training in the Art of Plant-Based Cooking

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

ICE now offers an eight- to 13-month, Plant-Based Culinary Arts (formerly known as 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:

  • ICE's Plant-Based Culinary Arts program is centered around seven principles for food selection: whole, fresh, seasonal, traditional, balanced, local and delicious.
  • 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.
  • Explore plant-based cuisine, grains and legumes, sea vegetables, raw foods, and even spa and retreat specialties.
  • Plant-based cooking can accommodate vegetarian and vegan lifestyles; individual diets; and food for healing practices.

ICE has launched more than 18,000 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.
  • 632 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.

Plant-Based Cooking Enhances the ICE community:

  • ICE's culinary community has embodied thought leadership, integrity, innovation, excellence, respect, independent thinking and tradition for more than 40 years.
  • Industry-leading Chef-Instructors bring their expertise in nutrition and health to ICE's New York and Los Angeles campuses 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 and entrepreneurs with an education in plant-based cooking.

Plant-Based Students in Teaching Kitchen