ICE instructors walk down a culinary school lobby together

Awards & Honors

ICE and its faculty, alumni and administration have been proudly decorated with the industry's top honors. From award-winning restaurant chefs to media moguls and entrepreneurs, an ICE education places you among amazing company.

An Award-Winning Education

In 2016, ICE was honored to be named the best culinary school in America by The Daily Meal, a leading food and lifestyle website, as well as EDinformatics and The Best Schools, leading resources for campus and online education.


In 2015, ICE was proud to take home the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) award for "Culinary School of Excellence". ICE has previously won IACP awards in 2003, 2008 and 2011, including “Best Vocational Culinary Institute” and “Best Recreational Cooking School."


ICE was named a “School of Distinction” by the school’s accrediting agency, the ACCSC, in 2006, and ICE’s Career Services Department received an ACCSC commendation for excellence in 2010.