Alumni News, Resources & Inspiration

From award-winning restaurateurs and food media leaders to test kitchen chefs and food entrepreneurs, our alumni continue to rank among the most noteworthy names in the food and hospitality industries.

Graduates can pursue positions as executive, pastry or private chefs; event or public relations professionals; food policy or non-profit leaders; retailers or product developers; authors or on-air hosts; and, of course, wine or mixology experts. See how former students have achieved success in catering, hotel management, product sourcing and beyond.

Check out the recent headlines featuring ICE graduates below. You can also find profiles of some of our all-star alums by clicking here.

A great way to network and find new opportunities in the culinary and hospitality industries is to get involved with industry organizations. ICE students and graduates participate in the most highly regarded institutions of their fields, including the following industry organizations:

Alumni News

Here are some of the ICE alumni who have inspired us in the past year:

Richard Chu

September 2019

Richard Chu (Culinary, '17) was promoted to executive sous chef at Monsieur Benjamin in San Francisco.

Charlie Brooks

August 2019

Charlie Brooks (Culinary, '09) will be the chef de cuisine of Sunday Vinyl, a restaurant coming this fall from the Frasca Food & Wine group in Denver.

Rachel Yang graduated the Institute of Culinary Education

March 2019

The James Beard Foundation announced its 2019 award finalists, which recognized restaurants and cookbooks from several ICE alumni: Rachel Yang (Culinary, '01) at Joule, Mashama Bailey (Culinary, '01) at The Grey, Marc Johnson (Culinary, '04) at Majordomo, and Miguel Trinidad (Culinary, '07) for "I Am a Filipino."

Thea Habjanic is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education

February 2019

Thea Habjanic (Pastry ’10) is the executive pastry chef of Jose Andres’ new Spanish food mecca, Mercado Little Spain, opening in March at New York's Hudson Yards.

Zoe Nathan

January 2019

Zoe Nathan (Culinary, '01), co-owner and head baker of acclaimed Santa Monica restaurant group Rustic Canyon, is opening an eighth restaurant.

Photo by Emily Hart Roth

Kerry Brodie

November 2018

Kerry Brodie (Culinary, '17), founder of Emma's Torch, was the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Award from ACCSC, which accredits ICE and hundreds of career schools around the country.

Sohui Kim

October 2018

The New York Times highlights the best cookbooks to look for this fall and four were written by ICE alumni: "Emily: The Cookbook" by Matt Hyland (Culinary, '04), "Korean Home Cooking" by Sohui Kim (Culinary/Management, '02), "I Am a Filipino: And This Is How We Cook" by Miguel Trinidad (Culinary, '07), and "Food52 Genius Desserts: 100 Recipes That Will Change the Way You Cook" by Kristen Miglore (Culinary, '08), all available for order or preorder.

Mashama Bailey

September 2018

Mashama Bailey (Culinary, ’02), chef/partner of The Grey, in Savannah, Georgia, will be one of the stars of Netflix's "Chef's Table" series in season 6, airing 2019.

Photo by Chia Chong