The interior of NYC cocktail bar Porchlight. Photo by Liz Clayman.

Porchlight Promotes Another ICE Alum to GM

What brought you to ICE? After graduating high school, I was in school for social work, found a job as a hostess at a restaurant and fell in love with the industry. I went to ICE to take a tour of the

ICE alum Adrienne Cheatham was the runner-up of "Top Chef" season 15.

Food TV Tips for Future Chefs

A veteran of Le Bernardin and Red Rooster, Adrienne made it to the “Top Chef” finale with her takes on Southern food with French techniques, which she showcases monthly in her Sunday Best pop-up

ICE alum Naseem Kapdi works with a student at Hot Bread Kitchen.

ICE Alumni with Careers that Give Back

Nickie Alston (Culinary, ‘14) founded ASun Star, Inc., which provides social services, including a culinary learning program, to families in New Jersey. Nickie also co-founded online lifestyle

A turkey rests after cooking.

Thanksgiving 2018: Pro Advice from ICE

Planning like a Chef: Dean of Restaurant & Hospitality Management Rick Camac advises, “consider people, portions and yields” when choosing your turkey. The former restaurateur of The Fatty Group has

ICE alum David Viana will compete on "Top Chef" season 16.

ICE Alum David Viana to Compete on "Top Chef"

When did you decide you wanted to go to culinary school? I graduated college and started working in a probation job in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and I wasn’t there very long. I had worked in restaurants

Sohui Kim is the chef/owner of The Good Fork in Brooklyn.

ICE Alumni Earn Michelin Guide Acclaim

Restaurant Daniel earned two Michelin stars with the help of Michael Lawrence (Culinary, '91), executive director of operations for The Dinex Group. Lawrence has worked with the group since 1998

Mashama Bailey is the executive chef at The Grey in Savannah, Georgia.

Mashama Bailey’s Big Year

"I was surrounded by people who cooked at home multiple times a week with family and I realized I didn’t really have that," Chef Mashama says. “I started reading cookbooks and getting really

Olivia Moglino opened Liv Nut Free bakery in September 2018.

ICE Alum Opens Nut-Free Bakery in New Jersey

When Olivia was a toddler allergic to eggs and milk, her mom — unaware of any nut allergy — wiped a knife clean between cutting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and Olivia’s cream cheese and jelly

Kerry Brodie won ICE’s Wusthof Award for Leadership when she graduated from the Culinary Arts program in 2017.

ICE Alum Kerry Brodie Wins the 2018 ACCSC Outstanding Graduate Award

Founder of Brooklyn restaurant and organization Emma’s Torch, Kerry is being recognized for her “commitment to the culinary arts and its power to transform other individuals’ lives through

ICE alum Uri Nemirovsky shares what it's like to work at a hotel front desk.

From Hospitality Calling to Front Desk

How did you become interested in hospitality? I’ve always had a calling; I’m good with helping people and creating a good experience, and I’m interested in meeting different kinds of people and being

Chef Phil is serving pumpkin soup shots for ICE's special events this fall.

Eight-Ingredient Soup Shot for Fall Entertaining

Chef Phil started planning the fall menu in late July by testing recipes, planning logistics and estimating costs. He draws inspiration from auditing career classes and evaluating feedback from

Jose Rivera graduated from ICE's Culinary Arts program in 2018.

A Magical Case for Cooking at Disney

“Cooking has been my passion since I was 14,” Jose says. “I enjoy the melody of the ingredients working with each other.” Like so many culinary students, he traces his interest in cooking back to

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