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Find Your Culinary Voice

In eight 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 across the culinary industry — from restaurants and bakeries, to catering, food media, hotels, test kitchens and more!

USA Today, 2019

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ICE has launched over 18,000 culinary careers. Yours should be next!

  • Ranked “No. 1 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
  • Stellar job placement services and on-going alumni support
  • Our Student Housing program offers options for dorms, co-living spaces, apartments and homestays

Dual Diploma Opportunity

  • ICE’s programs and schedules are designed to accommodate students studying Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts or Plant-Based Culinary Arts (formerly known as Health-Supportive Culinary Arts) at the same time as Restaurant & Culinary Management — with a valuable tuition incentive — for those aspiring to own, operate or manage a food business.

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
  • Digital course materials.

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, Plant-Based 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

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