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Military & Veterans

Trade One Uniform You Love for Another

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Choose ICE for your career training, and you'll be in good company. We value your commitment to our country’s future. Likewise, we’re committed to helping you build your future with a comprehensive culinary education and a successful career. Between classes, you’ll enjoy the excitement, cultures and great cuisines of Los Angeles, America’s urban oasis. There are a range of active duty, reserve and veteran's benefits available to ICE students at our Los Angeles campus.

Our Training is Anything but Basic

ICE offers a variety of career training programs: Culinary Arts, Culinary Arts Associate Degree ProgramPastry & Baking Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts (formerly known as Health-Supportive Culinary Arts), and Restaurant & Culinary Management in just seven to 14 months. Our trained, attentive chef-instructors will educate you in small classes — no more than 16 students for every instructor — to ensure individual attention and plenty of hands-on experience. ICE offers convenient morning, afternoon and evening classes throughout the year. These unique schedules are designed to make it as easy as possible for you to fit culinary school into your busy life

Watch below as one student shares his story.

Explore careers, inside and outside the kitchen, in which ICE alumni have succeeded.

What you need to know

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ICE Salutes the Men and Women of the Military with Tuition Assistance

We are proud to offer US military veterans tuition discounts and benefits, including:

Be sure to ask your ICE admissions representative for more qualification information.​

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ICE is Even More Affordable with Discounts of up to $3,250 on Tuition, Fees and Charges

Students taking the Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary ArtsPastry & Baking Arts or Culinary Arts Associate Degree program can receive an additional $2,500 tuition discount on top of their military benefits upon presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials. Students taking the Restaurant & Culinary Management program can receive a $750 tuition discount on top of their military benefits upon presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials. When Restaurant & Culinary Management is combined with Culinary Arts or Pastry & Baking Arts, students can receive up to a $3,250 maximum tuition discount on top of their military benefits! 

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ICE Has You Covered – with Plenty of Housing Options

The ICE Student Housing program helps students find housing in Los Angeles' most vibrant communities. Options can include fully furnished dorms or apartments with short-term leases – conveniently located in the trendiest neighborhoods. We work with third-party housing vendors to ensure there are options for every budget. Click here for further details about ICE's student housing program.

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The World Is Your Oyster

From award-winning restaurateurs and chefs to food media leaders, hotel managers and entrepreneurs, our alumni continue to rank among the most noteworthy names in the food and hospitality industries. Each year, ICE places around 500 students in externships at almost 300 establishments. ICE's Career Services department also helps with initial and ongoing job placement assistance, including weekly alumni newsletters alerting you to hundreds of available job opportunities.