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Discover the No. 1 Ranked Culinary School in America* 

In just 16 months, you could get a firm foundation in the culinary discipline of your choice — from the convenience of home and at a discounted rate. The Institute of Culinary Education is proud to offer US military tuition discounts on our online career training programs — Culinary Arts & Food Operations and Plant-Based Culinary Arts & Food Operations.

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Alicia Pena (Pastry, '19)
Air Force veteran Alicia Peña (Pastry, '19)

We Salute Those Who Serve Our Country

Military Benefits ICE Accepts:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® educational benefits* from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Tuition assistance benefits from the Department of Defense (DOD) or New York State

Additional Discounts ICE Offers:

  • Students taking the online Culinary Arts & Food Operations program or the online Plant-Based Culinary Arts program may be eligible to receive an additional tuition discount (up to $5,000) on top of their military benefits upon presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials.

Why Choose ICE? 

  • With more than 45 years of experience launching culinary careers, ICE is among the most respected culinary schools in America. 
  • Students have the choice of pursuing their culinary education at an ICE campus in one of America's culinary capitals (New York City or Los Angeles) or to get their ICE training online from home.
  • ICE, its faculty and alumni have been awarded top honors by the James Beard Foundation, the IACP, USA Today, The Daily Meal and more. 
  • ICE alumni lead the industry — running top kitchens around the globe, winning awards and transforming the future of culinary innovation. 

100% Online Courses + Hands-On Industry Externship

  • Get foundational, professional training in the techniques and art of cooking — all from the convenience of your own kitchen.
  • Our innovative online curriculum explores theory, science, and technique for major cuisines, palate development and culinary business, fundamentals vital to professional success. 
  • Two online culinary training programs are available: Culinary Arts & Food Operations and Plant-Based Culinary Arts & Food Operations.
  • Both programs include a hands-on industry externship designed to enhance your skills and deliver real-world cooking and baking experience.

Why Students Enroll In Our Online Programs

  • Expertly designed comprehensive curriculum delivered in proven online learning methods. 
  • An ICE diploma is accredited and recognized worldwide by leading chefs and restaurateurs.
  • Flexible, life-friendly virtual class schedule requiring less than 15 hours per week.
  • More affordable tuition and world-class quality compared to other online culinary schools.
  • Exclusive access to live culinary expert demos, lectures and networking events hosted at ICE campuses in NY and LA.
  • ICE offers a supportive community environment plus an in-person commencement

NOTE: ICE's online programs are currently available to students in select states (additional states coming soon).

Luis Pena and Kelly Bedford
Marines veterans Luis Peña (Culinary, '19) and Kelly Bedford (Pastry, '19)

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at