Recognizing the Institute of Culinary Education System

Founded in 1975 by Peter Kump, the school offers a very successful 8 to 12-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Art and Culinary Management and Hospitality Management. In 2008, ICE won the International Association of Culinary Professionals Award 'Excellence for Best Vocational Cooking School and ICE is also a finalist and winner, 2002 2003 and 2006 IACP Awards of Excellence. Finally in 2006, New York Restaurant Insider Magazine called ICE one of America's three culinary school.

Students and alumni are regularly nominated, or win top industry awards, such as the James Beard Awards Art, Food & Wine Best New Chefs in America, and Pastry & Ten Best Pastry Chefs Design.

ICE offers a diploma in three areas of study:
  • Culinary Arts
  • Pastry & Baking Arts
  • Culinary Management
  • Hospitality Management
Culinary Arts and Baking Arts program each of which includes 210-hour externship off-site, usually in a highly respected New York restaurants, including the famous restaurant kitchens like Daniel, Nobu, Aquavit, Gramercy Tavern, Le Bernardin and Per Se. Students who choose externships outside of New York ICE utilize national and international relationships and reputation to get into the best kitchen. After graduation, ICE offers on-going job placement assistance.

ICE comprehensive curriculum that allows students to enter the culinary world in at least 8 months. This efficiency does not come at the expense of accuracy; small class sizes and experienced Chef-Instructors allows each student to reach his or potential fast. The maximum class size is 16 students in Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts, and 20 students in culinary management and Hospitality Management.

ICE also offers a 1700 hands-on cooking classes, wine, cakes and recreational education to 26 000 students each year. In addition, the ICE host hundreds of companies and private hands-on cooking events each year.

Diploma in Culinary Arts
Diploma in Culinary Management
Diploma in Hospitality Management
Diploma in Pastry & Baking Arts
Double Diploma in Culinary Arts and Culinary Management
Double Diploma in Pastry & Baking Arts and Culinary Management

Institute of Culinary Education