An ICE career services advisor speaks with a culinary arts student

Job Placement

Whether you’re interested in a restaurant career, entrepreneurial venture or other opportunity in the hospitality industry, as an ICE student or graduate, you’ll benefit from a full range of career services. 

92% of alumni report that their ICE education has proved somewhat or very important to their careers. [1]

From culinary job fairs to in-house workshops and career development seminars on such topics as restaurant management, food writing and starting a catering business — we provide everything you need to launch your dream career in food.


What ICE can do for you

A culinary arts student in class at the Institute of Culinary Education

Individual Attention

During individual sessions throughout your time at ICE, our advisors offer assistance in résumé writing, interview skills and other opportunities for professional development. Volunteer opportunities with chefs and other food professionals provide additional networking and real world experience to students during their studies.

As graduation nears, our Career Services Department works closely with you in developing your professional presence and matching your skills, goals and personality with restaurant positions and hospitality careers offered by our extensive employer network. Whether its a bustling, highly-regarded restaurant, an artisanal bread bakery or a trendy food magazine, we'll help you get there.

Logos of employers who employ ICE graduates

An Extensive Network

Even as you advance through your career, the doors of our Career Services Department remain open to all alumni — regardless of your graduation date. In fact, 28% of all 2016 job placements by our Career Services team benefitted students who graduated prior to 2015.

Our ever-expanding network stays with you after graduation. We actively provide hundreds of new hospitality and food job openings to alumni each and every week, including everything from entry-level positions to advanced roles and new business opportunities. (If you are an ICE graduate who would like to receive these postings, please click here.)

Chef, Restaurateur and Head Judge of Bravo's "Top Chef "Tom Colicchio praises ICE

"I’ve been working with ICE students in New York for years and they are consistently among the best young chefs in my restaurants. I’m very much looking forward to having an institution like ICE produce the same level of talent for my LA and Las Vegas restaurants, and to what their next generation of culinary leaders will do for the west coast food scene."

Tom Colicchio
Chef, restaurateur and head judge of the hit television series "Top Chef." Recipient of five James Beard Awards.