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Your Future in Food Begins HERE

ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts and Professional Pastry Arts programs take you from zero to marketable professional skills in 6-9 months. Classes are on a rolling basis with starts throughout the year. Both the NYC and California schools have received the top rating—School of Excellence Awards—from ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges) and ICC has been the sole winner of top vocational cooking school by the industry leader, IACP, since 2010. We are the school where serious food talents begin their careers. Bobby Flay was just 19 years old when he graduated from here!

Fast Prep for Your Dream Job

Our hands-on Total Immersion curriculum has you cooking or baking from day 1. We teach you fundamental techniques then keep building on those skills. You’ll graduate with a Grand Diplome recognized in world-class kitchens, ready to earn a salary and get a jump on the competition. “International” is part of our name, and our network of 15,000-plus graduates translate into worldwide connections.

“It was somewhere in the middle of my junior year of high school when I decided to take my love of cooking and transform it into a career.”—high school graduate 

Small School, Big Skills

Our chef-instructors are accomplished in their own right, plus we have worked with Columbia University Teachers College to understand the keys to different learning styles. The result is a supportive environment where students develop the most important skill of all: confidence to succeed in the real world. Culinary students learn more than 250 techniques and get genuine work experience before they graduate. Pastry Arts students receive 600 hands-on, on-site instructional hours, plus have the inside track to intern at one of ICC dean Jacques Torres’ premium chocolate businesses.

Serious Cooking and Serious Fun

Located in Soho, just steps from Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side, the New York campus has the vibrant charm of cobblestone streets, chic shopping and eclectic restaurants in a hip, historic neighborhood. Our West Coast school in Campbell offers California sunshine, farmers markets, proximity to tech titans like Google and Facebook and a view of the mountains from the kitchens. Both schools offer learning beyond the classroom, from frequent guest chef demos (John Besh, Jacques Pepin, Judy Joo, Seamus Mullen, Ron Ben-Israel, to name a few) and clubs to volunteer opportunities for local events assisting well-known chefs.

Commencement at Carnegie Hall

Graduates are invited to participate in ICC’s commencement, held in the landmark Carnegie Hall each April. Friends and family in the audience are encouraged to applaud wildly as you walk across the stage, marking this well-earned “moment.”

Culinary + A College Degree with The New School

If college is a goal, ICC’s partnership with The New School gives you a golden chance to transfer ICC credits—as many as 60 toward a bachelor’s, 30 for an associate degree—giving you a tremendous head start and entry into a prestigious NYC university. Flexible schedules and online courses are available

Tapping our Career Services Network

Today’s culinary jobs are diverse. Would you like to work on the line in a restaurant, put your love of science to work in recipe development? Is a bakery your dream, or styling shots for photography? Our Career Services team will assist you in connecting your ambitions with our hiring network across the globe. Employers are quick to hire candidates trained at ICC. Career Services will help you every step of the way, from resume writing to interviewing and bringing employers to our doorstep with Career Fairs. And you can count on ongoing job placement services long after you graduate ICC.

2015 California High School Scholarship Competition

High school graduates of 2014 or current seniors are eligible to enter ICC’s 2015 High School Competition to wine a $15,000 scholarship to attend the Professional Culinary or Pastry Arts programs in California. Learn more on our Scholarship Page and be sure to review our Competition Rules and Deadlines. We look forward to seeing you in our kitchens!

Ready to Learn More?

Please contact an admission representative or call 888.324.2433 to schedule a tour (we’re open on Saturdays and most holiday weeks). Housing is available nearby both NY and CA campuses. Financial advisors can discuss student aid, including Parent Plus loans, scholarships and more.