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Continuing Education

Courses to Stay on the Cutting Edge

Not only will an ICE education provide the foundation for your culinary future, but our continuing education courses will help you stay on the cutting edge in your developing career.

It is no secret that growing your knowledge and skill set is instrumental to expanding your culinary career opportunities. Very few schools offer the advanced level of professional development training for culinary professionals as ICE. Our position in the Los Angeles food scene keeps us on the forefront of innovation and, as educators, we take pride in sharing the knowledge, insight and craftsmanship that our full-time staff and guest lecturers possess. Continuing education training is just one more way that we help you find your culinary voice.

Course categories include:

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Intensive Sommelier Training

ICE’s renowned wine instruction course — a popular offering at our New York campus — is now available at our Los Angeles campus. The course offers students a thorough training in essential wine education topics, from tasting to wine history to service. Upon graduating, students will sit the CMS Introductory and Certified Sommelier examinations onsite. This course, which is the only course approved by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, is right for both culinary professionals who are looking deepen their wine knowledge as well as wine enthusiasts with no prior culinary training.

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Artisan Bread Baking

There has never been a more exciting time for bread in America, and the Techniques of Artisan Bread Baking course provides culinary professionals with the techniques and knowledge they need to take advantage of this emerging market. Developed by legendary New York City baker Sim Cass — the founding baker of Balthazar Bakery — this course is an exceptional opportunity for students who want to make bread the focus of their culinary careers.

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