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As Seen on TV

The ICE Community on the Small Screen

When national or local TV shows are looking for great chefs to appear on their programs they often turn to ICE alumni, students and chef-instructors.

The school has been showcased on national TV shows including Top ChefHell’s Kitchen, Today, Chopped, Dr. Oz, Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Throwdown! With Bobby Flay and many others. With chef-instructors, alumni and students in nearly every facet of the food industry, it's easy to tap into ICE's various talent and top-notch facilities.

Featured Appearances Include

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TOP CHEF

ICE Culinary Arts graduate Adrienne Cheatham ('07) was a finalist on season 15 of Top Chef. Other ICE alumni who have appeared on the show include: Joey Paulino (‘00) and Sara Nguyen (‘05) in 2007, Ashley Merriman (‘04) in 2009 and Arnold Myint (‘04) in 2010.

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TOP CHEF JUST DESSERTS

ICE Alum Gail Simmons is a judge on Bravo's Emmy Award–winning series Top Chef and Top Chef Masters. She is also the host of Top Chef: Just Desserts. Gail has been with Food & Wine since 2004, handling special projects.

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FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE

Elisa Strauss ('95) won first place in the Food Network's Extreme Cake Challenge in 2007.

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CHOPPED

ICE chef-instructor James Briscione was a two-time champion on Food Network's Chopped. After winning the grand prize of $10,000, Chef James was invited back to compete in Chopped Champions. 

ICE Alum Marc Murphy is frequently a judge on Food Network's Chopped.

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DR. OZ

ICE Director of Culinary Research, James Briscione has made numerous appearances. 

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TODAY SHOW

ICE chef-instructors and alumni: Michael Cecconi, Allison Fishman, Trish Magwood, Denisse Oller, Kelly Senyei and Elisa Strauss have been featured. 

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WHAT NOT TO WEAR

ICE appeared in TLC's What Not to Wear. A NYC pastry chef was surprised with a makeover at ICE. The episode featured ICE students and chefs working in pastry kitchens.