From James Beard Foundation and IACP awards for outstanding achievements in the industry to media honors including Peabody Awards, Emmys and more, ICE alumni are regularly named among the most influential leaders in food. Most recently:
- Mashama Bailey (Culinary, ’01) won the 2019 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southeast.
- Rachel Yang (Culinary, '01) was nominated for Best Chef: Northwest.
- Miguel Trinidad (Culinary, '07) co-authored "I Am a Filipino," which was nominated for the International Book Award.
- Semifinalists included Sohui Kim (Culinary/Management, '02) of Insa and Ann Redding (Culinary, '02) of Uncle Boons for Best Chef: New York City, and Missy Robbins (Culinary, '95) of Lilia for Outstanding Chef.
- Three ICE alumni won James Beard Awards in 2018:
- Missy Robbins of Lilia in Brooklyn won Best Chef: New York City.
- Stacy Adimando, author of “Nopalito” won Best International Book.
- Vivian Howard, author of the Black Bean-Glazed Salmon with Ginger Cabbage recipe on pannacooking.com won Best Video Webcast.
- In 2018, Gail Simmons (Culinary, ‘99) emceed the International Association of Culinary Professionals Awards. Stacy Adimando (Culinary, '10) of Saveur brought home the award for Instructional Writing on Food or Beverage with Recipes for her piece, "Masa Appeal," while Clare Langan (Culinary, '11) accepted the award on behalf of the team behind the FYI Network series, "Scraps." Other nominees included Emily Peterson (Culinary/Management, '09) for her Edible Philly personal essay on scrapple, "Mystery Meat," and Gail Simmons (Culinary, ’99) for her latest book, "Bringing It Home: Favorite Recipes from a Life of Adventurous Eating."
- The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges honored Kerry Brodie (Culinary, ’17) with the 2018 ACCSC Outstanding Graduate Award for her work at Emma's Torch.
- In 2018, Adrienne Cheatham (Culinary, '07) made it to the final elimination challenge of "Top Chef" season 15.
- The Diner Bar at The Grey, with chef/partner Mashama Bailey (Culinary, '01) at the helm, was named one of the 2018 Best Bars in America by Esquire Magazine.
- In 2017, Greta Anthony (Culinary, ’95) took home a James Beard Media Award-Video Webcast, Fixed Location and/or Instructional for her role as producer of "Kitchen Conundrums with Thomas Joseph," which aired on marthastewart.com. Other finalists included Missy Robbins (Culinary, '95) of Lilia for Best Chef: New York City, Rachel Yang (Culinary, '01) of Joule in Seattle for Best Chef: Northwest, and Vivian Howard (Culinary, '03) for "Deep Run Roots: Stories and Recipes from My Corner of the South" in the American Cooking cookbook category.
- In 2016, Vivian Howard won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Food Personality or Host for her PBS series, "A Chef's Life." In 2014, Vivian became the first graduate in our history to receive a prestigious Peabody Award for the same.
- Two ICE alumni were named among StarChefs list of 2015 NYC Rising Stars: Mina Pizarro, pastry chef at Juni, and Ann Redding, chef/co-owner of Uncle Boons.
- Culinary Arts and Restaurant & Culinary Management alumni Georgianna Hiliadaki and Nikos Roussos received two Michelin stars in 2014 for their restaurant, The Funky Gourmet, in Athens, Greece, where it is one of only two establishments with two stars in the country.
This is only a snapshot of our graduates’ accomplishments. Visit our Alumni News page for an updated list of our graduates’ most recent accomplishments.