Stars, Stripes and Chef Whites

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The Institute of Culinary Education is proud to offer US military veterans tuition discounts on our popular career programs: Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts (formerly known as Health-Supportive Culinary Arts), Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management, or Hospitality & Hotel Management. You can earn a diploma in 7-14 months!

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Alicia Pena (Pastry, '19)
Air Force veteran Alicia Peña (Pastry, '19)

We salute those who've served our country

Military Benefits ICE Accepts:
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® educational benefits* from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Tuition assistance benefits from the Department of Defense (DOD) or New York State
Additional Discounts ICE Offers:
  • Students taking the Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts programs can receive an additional tuition discount (up to $5,000) on top of their military benefits upon presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials.
  • Students taking the Restaurant & Culinary Management and Hospitality & Hotel Management programs can receive a $750 tuition discount on top of their military benefits upon presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials.
  • When Restaurant & Culinary Management or Hospitality & Hotel Management is combined with Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts or Pastry & Baking Arts, students can receive up to a $5,750 maximum tuition, fees and charges discount on top of their military benefits!

Our New York City campus offers advanced opportunities for creativity and community:

  • The nation’s first education-focused bean-to-bar chocolate lab.
  • An indoor hydroponic garden growing herbs, edible flowers and more ingredients.
  • A Culinary Technology Lab outfitted with a tandoor, hearth oven, vertical rotisserie and modernist equipment.
  • Digital course materials.
  • Hands-on externships and networking opportunities.
  • Stellar job placement services and ongoing alumni support.

Our Los Angeles campus offers a local, vibrant food scene that thrives on innovation:

  • New Culinary Arts Associate Degree program combines hands-on cooking fundamentals with management training and general education courses. International students should note: This associates degree program qualifies for F-1 visa applications.
  • Globally inspired curriculum that reflects the local culture, diversity and flavor of the Los Angeles food scene, featuring recipes from famous local chefs.
  • Option to attend school in Los Angeles and extern in New York City or vice versa.

Luis Pena and Kelly Bedford
Marines veterans Luis Peña (Culinary, '19) and Kelly Bedford (Pastry, '19)

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information
about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website