Culinary school students working in the kitchen at the Institute of Culinary Education

About ICE

America's Best Culinary School*

The Institute of Culinary Education has launched more than 16,000 careers in the food and hospitality industries.

More than 40 years of culinary excellence.

Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, the Institute of Culinary Education offers highly regarded six to 13-month career training programs in Culinary ArtsPastry & Baking Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts (formerly known as Health-Supportive Culinary Arts), Restaurant & Culinary Management, and Hospitality & Hotel Management, professional certificate programs in The Art of Cake Decorating and Artisan Bread Baking, and other continuing education programs for culinary professionals. Our campuses in New York and Los Angeles offer ICE students the opportunity to develop their careers in two of the nation's most exciting food cities. With a global curriculum, dedicated instructors, a strong record in job placements and a clear entrepreneurial focus, ICE is recognized by top chefs and hospitality professionals as a leading pathway to begin or continue a wide range of careers.

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