Students prepare cookies in pastry school at the Institute of Culinary Education

Recent College Grads

Make ICE Your Grad School

Recent graduates represent a growing percentage of the ICE student body. Why? Times are changing. People are going to college for knowledge and coming here for a career. You want one, too. You’re following an instinct telling you that this is what you always wanted to do. And after an investment in your education, you want doors open to a new career. ICE is the perfect place to start.

Graduate School? Consider ICE.

An ICE education is sophisticated and fast-paced. Many of our students are college graduates. If you are too, we're confident you’ll feel at home in our kitchens! 

Explore career opportunities inside and outside the kitchen where ICE alumni have succeeded.

Why choose ICE?

Osso buco is one of the dishes featured in the culinary arts curriculum at the Institute of Culinary Education

A Tradition of Recognition

ICE is an award-winning institution. Our chef-instructors, hospitality and management instructors, alumni and students are award winners too, consistently earning recognition and press mentions.

At ICE, you can discover, develop and follow your culinary voice, no matter where your career path may lead, be it chef, baker, journalist or hospitality manager. Here, you are exposed to a diverse and vibrant world of food, prominent industry professionals and opportunities to work in leading establishments in New York and beyond.

A culinary arts student breaks down a fish in class at the Institute of Culinary Education

A Diploma Is All You Need

Associate degree programs often require more time to complete and cost more than a diploma program. We're proud of our reputation for career training and are confident that you'll graduate with the requisite skills you need to succeed in the culinary and hospitality industries. Leading employers hire our diploma-earning alumni at prominent restaurants, bakeries, bars, publications and hotels around New York City and beyond.

Bread bakes in a deck oven in the pastry kitchens at the Institute of Culinary Education

A Solid Culinary or Hospitality Foundation

In a year or less, you can have a firm foundation in the culinary or hospitality area of your choice, with a chance to explore your own interests and individual passion through an externship that puts you in the market, where you want to be. You will gain the skills and confidence you need to begin a successful career. Once you’ve graduated, you'll have access to ongoing job placement assistance, professional development and networking opportunities.

Walk through our door and feel the excitement that comes with starting your journey.