The Ultimate Wine Certification

Now available at the No.1 Ranked Culinary School in America*

Embark on a global tour of the great wine growing regions through 300 tastings. Master and advanced sommeliers teach students how to taste, analyze and evaluate wine while exploring geography, geology, history, business and service to prepare you for the Court of Master Sommeliers official levels 1 and 2 exams onsite.

*USA Today 2019

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America's Only Course Approved by the Court of Master Sommeliers

  • Exclusively available at the Institute of Culinary Education alongside culinary, pastry, hospitality and management programs — shaping the future of the food world.
  • Study with the masters of the craft, led by Dean of Wine Studies Scott Carney, MS, a world-renowned expert.
  • Earn an internationally recognized credential in 18 weeks or less: The Court of Master Sommeliers’ Introductory and Certified Sommelier examinations are included onsite at the end of the course.
  • Taste over 300 wines using the Court of Master Sommeliers' Deductive Tasting Method.
  • Take an engaging tour of more than 24 wine regions while exploring viticulture, oenology, food pairing, aging and storing, management skills like pricing and designing wine lists, and other beverages, including beer and spirits.

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The Country's Preeminent Private Culinary School

  • Ranked the “No. 1 Culinary School in America”*
  • Campuses in New York City and Los Angeles, two of the nation’s culinary capitals.
  • Six to 13-month diploma programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts (formerly known as Health-Supportive Culinary Arts), Restaurant & Culinary Management, and Hospitality & Hotel Management.
  • Extensive extracurricular opportunities, including guest lectures, demonstrations, hundreds of recreational cooking classes and continuing education for food and beverage professionals.

Our New York City campus offers opportunities for creativity and growth:

  • An indoor hydroponic herb and vegetable garden.
  • The nation’s first education-focused bean-to-bar Chocolate Lab.
  • A Culinary Technology Lab outfitted with a tandoor, hearth oven, vertical rotisserie and cutting-edge modernist equipment.
  • Wine and mixology centers outfitted for professional training.

Our Los Angeles campus offers vibrancy and innovation:

  • Diploma and Associate Degree programs offered 
  • Globally inspired curriculum that reflects the local culture, diversity and flavor of the Los Angeles food scene.
  • A renowned roster of guest appearances, tastings and demos

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