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Career Programs at ICE

Discover Your Passion. Build Your Career.

In just six to 12 months, a life change can happen — that's how long it takes to launch a culinary or hospitality career at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Award-Winning Career Training

Our award-winning programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management and Hospitality & Hotel Management have launched more than 14,000 careers across the country, in every facet of the food and hospitality industries. With a 74,000-square-foot professional facility in Lower Manhattan, our goal is to help you find your culinary voice or succeed in the wide world of hospitality and tourism.

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Why choose ICE?

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One-On-One Is Our Mantra

Our entire staff here at ICE is dedicated — to you. Your growth as an individual and a hospitality or culinary professional is the measure of our success. Whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, baking and pastry, plant-based cuisine, restaurant management or the hotel industry, our diverse, multifaceted programs at ICE will help you reach your goals. It's no wonder that 93% of alumni say they would recommend an ICE education to students interested in culinary careers. [1]


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Our Location and Network Make ALL the Difference

When you study in one of America’s culinary and hospitality capitals, New York City is your classroom. Leading chefs, restaurateurs and hotel professionals know, respect and hire graduates of our school. Our award-winning diploma programs provide you with diverse course work, hands-on learning, externships, job placement assistance, electives and extracurricular options, creating a program that is tailored to your passions.

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An ICE Education Opens Doors

ICE students have the opportunity to study in New York City — one of America's exciting food cities and an ideal market to launch your hospitality or culinary career, a process we facilitate through ICE externships. In the culinary world, it’s all about who you know, and we have a strong network of award-winning restaurants, chefs and alumni to ensure your ongoing success. ICE alumni and instructors have won national, regional and local awards and have gained recognition from organizations including the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine Magazine, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, the American Culinary Federation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

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Crucial Business Classes

Your culinary aspirations may lead to managing, owning or starting a business. ICE offers the chance to earn a dual diploma in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts or Plant-Based Culinary Arts, complemented by Restaurant & Culinary Management, for the essential entrepreneurial skills to succeed. There are even tuition incentives for enrolling in two programs.

Career Programs

Click through the below categories to learn more about ICE's award-winning career training options in New York City.