Culinary school students celebrate their graduation ceremony from the Institute of Culinary Education.

Graduation Commencement

Our 2020 commencement ceremony is coming up!

Save the date! Our 2020 commencement will take place on June 1, 2020:

Beckman Auditorium at Caltech
332 S Michigan Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91125
6 p.m.

Students who have completed their program hours will receive more information via email.

What time do I need to be there that day?
Grads at 5 p.m. Guests at 5:30 p.m.

What do I wear?
Culinary, Health-Supportive and Pastry students: Wear a clean chef jacket, black pants and flat black shoes. Culinary Management students: Wear business attire (no jeans, leggings or anything that is torn or has holes).

Will I get a formal invitation?
Yes. Electronic invites will go out about a month before the event. Please reply whether you will or won't be attending at that time.

Can I invite friends and/or family?
You will have three (3) tickets to give to your family or friends. You will receive a nontransferable student ticket for yourself.

How long will the ceremony be?
Plan for approximately two (2) hours.

The first commencement ceremony for Los Angeles campus graduates was a huge success!

Thanks to Wolfgang Puck for speaking!

2018-2019 graduates can download photos with Chef Wolfgang here and read a recap of the ceremony here.