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 Chef, Celebrity Apprentice, Hell’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 specialty the school makes it easy to spotlight it's various talent and top-notch facilities.
ICE alumni Joey Paulino (‘00) and Sara Nguyen (‘05) were both contestants in 2007 on Bravo's Top Chef. Pictured with the lead judge, Chef Tom Colicchio. Other ICE alumni who have been contestants on the show include Ashley Merriman (‘04) in 2009 and Arnold Myint (‘04) in 2010.
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.
FOOD NETWORK CHALLENGE
Elisa Strauss ('95) won first place in the Food Network's Extreme Cake Challenge in 2007 (Shown here with a wedding cake).
ICE played a starring role in the season premiere of NBC's Celebrity Apprentice! Pictured here are contestants Herschel Walker, Scott Hamilton and Dennis Rodman receiving instruction from ICE Pastry & Baking Arts Chef Instructor Michelle Tampakis.
ICE Chef Instructor James Briscione was featured and won on Food Network's Chopped. Chef Briscione won the grand prize of $10,000 and was invited back to compete in Chopped Champions.
ICE Alum Marc Murphy is frequently a judge on Food Network's Chopped.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR
ICE seen 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.
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