Find Your Culinary Voice

In six to 12 months, a life change can happen — that’s how long it takes to earn a diploma at the Institute of Culinary Education. We have award-winning alumni thriving in every facet of the culinary field — from restaurants and bakeries, to catering, food media, hotels, test kitchens and more!

Begin your journey today…

An admissions representative will contact you to discuss your career goals, arrange a personal tour of the school and answer your questions.


ICE has launched over 14,000 culinary careers. Yours should be next!

  • Named “Best Culinary School in America”
  • Campuses in New York City and Los Angeles, the nation’s culinary capitals
  • Chef-instructors from top restaurants and food businesses
  • Management training for restaurant operators and aspiring entrepreneurs
  • Hospitality management training for hotel careers
  • Hands-on externships and networking opportunities
  • Digital course materials
  • Stellar job placement services and on-going alumni support
  • Our Student Housing program offers options for every budget and lifestyle, from dorms to apartments to home stays

Our New York City campus offers advanced opportunities for creativity and community:

  • The nation’s first education-focused bean-to-bar Chocolate Lab
  • An indoor hydroponic herb garden and vegetable farm
  • A Culinary Technology Lab outfitted with a tandoor, hearth oven, vertical rotisserie and cutting-edge modernist equipment
  • Dedicated spaces for mixology and wine studies

Our Los Angeles campus offers a local, vibrant food scene that thrives on innovation:

  • Opened in March 2018 and offers the same six- to 12-month Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts, and Restaurant & Culinary Management programs
  • Globally inspired curriculum that reflects the local culture, diversity and flavor of the Los Angeles food scene
  • Option to attend school in Los Angeles and extern in New York City or vice versa

Culinary school in NYC and LA

* Best culinary school 2016: The Daily Meal, The Best Schools and Edinformatics; 2015: IACP 2015. Digital course materials delivered via iPad currently at NYC campus.