An ICE career services advisor checks in an ICE student for the bi-annual career fair

Career Resources

Dream Big. Work Hard. Let Us Help.

You can see your success ahead. ICE partners with students and alumni in realizing their culinary career goals — every step of the way.

ICE graduates are sought after by the country’s finest chefs and culinary professionals.

Over the years, ICE alumni have won top industry awards, reviews and accolades, including James Beard Awards, Food & Wine “Best New Chefs” and more. The nationwide network of ICE graduates, alumni, employers and culinary leaders is truly impressive.

What ICE Can Offer You

An ICE career services advisor helps a student with job placements and externships

Job Placement & Career Services

We're proud to present a wide range of job opportunities from our community for each ICE graduate. From our Career Services staff to our alumni network, the ICE community extends far beyond your classroom. 

Each ICE student is assigned a Career Services advisor who works with you from day one through externship and beyond. Your goals are our goals — your successes are our successes. 

An ICE culinary student rolls out fresh pasta by hand

Externships

Our Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts programs put your training into practice with an externship in the field. This is an opportunity to tailor your education to your personal interests and culinary career goals. Students spend 210 hands-on hours at the industry’s most acclaimed restaurants, catering companies, pastry shops and corporate food service venues. In the past few years, ICE placed over 1,500 externs in more than 300 establishments — a range of work experiences as diverse as our student body.

A student gives the thumbs up with chefs at the CityMeals Chefs' Tribute

Networking & Volunteer Opportunities

ICE regularly provides students with the opportunity to work alongside the biggest names in the food industry. Whether it’s working a cookbook launch in ICE’s own demonstration kitchen or volunteering offsite at one of LA's high-profile food events, each culinary opportunity is an unmatched chance to expand your industry network. 

ICE alum Simone Tong with her mentor Wylie Dufresne

ICE Alumni

ICE is incredibly proud of its alumni and their accomplishments. From three-star restaurant chefs and leading roles in acclaimed restaurant groups to food content creators and culinary entrepreneurs, our alumni continue to win awards, honors and, most importantly, jobs! 

ICE graduate Chef Anthony Ricco at the Institute of Culinary Education

Chefs for Hire

When employers seek the best, they look to ICE. Our graduates enter the industry with the skills, confidence and ambition required to succeed in a wide range of roles throughout the food industry. What's more, we offer employers a seamless way to advertise opportunities to the ICE community.