Students prepare cookies in pastry school at the Institute of Culinary Education

Recent College Grads

Make ICE Your Grad School

Recent graduates represent a growing percentage of the ICE student body. Why? Times are changing. People are going to college for knowledge and coming here for a career. You want one, too. You’re following an instinct telling you that this is what you always wanted to do. And after an investment in your education, you want doors open to a new career. ICE is the perfect place to start.

Graduate school? Consider ICE.

We believe that in comparison to most culinary schools in America, ICE is more sophisticated and moves at a faster pace. One of the reasons this works is because so many of our students are already college graduates. If this describes you, we know for sure you’ll feel at home in our kitchens!

Explore career opportunities, inside and outside the kitchen, where ICE alumni have succeeded.

Why choose ICE?

Osso buco is one of the dishes featured in the culinary arts curriculum at the Institute of Culinary Education

ICE Means Instant Respect

ICE is an award-winning institution. Our chef-instructors, management instructors, alumni and students are award winners too, having continually earned recognition and praise in their respective fields.

At ICE, you'll discover and follow your own culinary voice, no matter where your career path may lead, be it chef, baker or journalist. Here, you are exposed to a diverse and vibrant world of food through contact with prominent industry professionals and opportunities to work in leading establishments in Los Angeles and beyond.

A culinary arts student breaks down a fish in class at the Institute of Culinary Education

A Diploma Is All You Need

On a national basis, so many culinary schools base their programs around associate degrees — programs that require more time to complete and cost more than a diploma. The reality is that culinary employers do not place importance on whether your culinary school training is at the diploma or associate level. What is important is that they know and respect the school you attended, and are confident that you're graduating with the requisite skills and confidence.

A delicious soup simmers on a stove at the Institute of Culinary Education

A Solid Culinary Foundation

In a year or less, you’ll have a firm foundation in the culinary area of your choice, with a chance to explore your own interests and individual passion through an externship that puts you in the market, where you want to be. You will gain the skills and confidence you need to begin a successful career. Once you’ve graduated, you'll have access to ongoing job placement assistance, professional development and networking opportunities.

Walk through our door. What you feel is your own excitement to get started on your journey.