Find Your Culinary Voice

In 6 to 12 months, a life change can happen — that’s how long it takes to earn a diploma at the Institute of Culinary Education. Our award-winning alumni have worked in every facet of the culinary field — from restaurants and bakeries, to catering, food media, television 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
  • Business and hospitality training for food entrepreneurs
  • Hands-on externships and networking opportunities
  • Digital course materials 
  • Stellar job placement services and 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:

  • Ideal for creative students who want to start or change careers,
    advance in the food industry, or are cost and time conscious
  • 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


* 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.