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Your Future in Food Begins HERE

Ready to kick-start a dynamic career in the culinary field? ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts and Professional Pastry Arts programs will prime you for a rewarding life in the food industry in as little as six months.

Fast Prep for Your Dream Job

At International Culinary Center, culinary and pastry students learn by doing. Our curriculum has you cooking or baking from day one. You’ll master techniques through hands-on learning and cumulative practice and you’ll graduate with the skills employers crave. You’ll be ready to work in the field, earn a salary and get a sizable jump on the competition.

Small School, Big Skills

International Culinary Center is small enough to give you personal attention and instant feedback from chef-instructors. Every classroom offers a supportive learning environment, where students can develop the most important skill of all: the confidence to succeed in the real world.

Plus, Professional Culinary Arts students get genuine work experience before they graduate. Each student works in a professional kitchen cooking for diners (in New York, at our award-winning restaurant, L’Ecole, and in externships in top restaurants in California) and you’ll be working for instructors who are there to guide you.

International Culinary Center is accredited by–and has received the School of Excellence Award from–the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges), proof positive of our commitment to upholding the highest standards in culinary education.

The Center of the Food World

No matter which campus you choose, studying at ICC will put you in the direct center of the action. Both New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area lay claim to the world’s finest chefs and restaurants, and offer instant access to the best in global cuisines and ingredients.

Serious Cooking, Serious Fun

After class, expand your learning through events designed only for our students. Watch live cooking demos with notable chefs such as Michael Anthony and Seamus Mullen. Sample the latest culinary creations at restaurants and fun food excursions. Volunteer at high-profile events to learn trade secrets and get a close-up of the local culinary scene.

Profit From Our Name

Today’s culinary jobs are wildly diverse and the career paths are just as varied, from executive chef to cooking show producer. An ICC degree puts any food-focused job within reach, thanks to our strong relationships with employers across the globe in top restaurants, bakeries, publishing houses and more. Our 15,000-plus alumni can attest to the fact that employers are quick to hire candidates trained at ICC. Indeed, famed restaurateur, David Bouley says he hires our students “the day they graduate.”

You’ll also have the support of International Culinary Center’s Career Services department. Advisors will assist you every step of the way, from helping you find the right job to developing skills to master resume writing, interviewing and networking. And, you can count on our ongoing job placement services long after you graduate.

2015 California High School Scholarship Competition

Did you graduate from high school in 2014, or are you a current Senior in the 2014/2015 school year? Then you are eligible to enter ICC’s 2015 High School Scholarship Competition to win $15,000 to attend either our 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!

Let’s Get Started!

Ready to act on your culinary ambitions? Contact an admission representative or call 888.324.2433 to schedule a tour.