Study In The Heart of Silicon Valley

Between the Napa Valley vineyards and the fresh-caught seafood of Monterey Bay lies ICC’s Campbell, CA campus, bringing 30+ years of experience in culinary, pastry and wine education to the Bay Area.

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Why study culinary arts in the Bay Area? It’s simple! San Francisco has become the hub of fine dining with more 3 Michelin-Starred restaurants than NYC. With access to California’s year-round growing climate, supplying more than 50% of the nations produce, it’s a dream location for chefs to have quality, organic produce, farms, ranches and markets at their fingertips. As the center of the Farm-to-Table movement, it’s a unique place to learn about food systems and sustainability in the region.

Silicon Valley is home to tech giants like Google, Apple and Facebook, as well as Stanford University. Start-ups and the spirit of innovation is a way of life here. ICC is at the intersection of where food meets tech in Campbell, launching the Silicon Valley Corporate Chefs Cook-off in 2015, a heated battle between top culinary talents from Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and more. With opportunities for cooks in restaurants, corporate dining, catering and hotels, the rise of Downtown Campbell’s restaurants, bars, and shopping centers contribute to the growing job market in the area.

Relocating to Campbell? Student housing at the Avalon is located just 2 miles from ICC and adjacent to Downtown Campbell. The Avalon includes an Olympic-size swimming pool and a gym.  A bounty of locally grown produce and meat is found at the Campbell Farmer’s Market, held on Sunday mornings. Learn more about student housing below.

Plus, a light rail station next to housing takes you to downtown San Jose (Diridon Station). Trains or buses go to San Francisco and Santa Cruz or farther destinations; the San Jose International Airport is closest.

Nearby Attractions:

  • San Francisco is a leading culinary destination. The famous San Francisco Ferry Building offers an incredible farmers market and artisan retailers.
  • The Big Sur coastline between Carmel and Morro Bay is a breathtaking stretch of the California coast with hiking, camping, beaches, restaurants and spas. Approx 2 hours south of the school.
  • Santa Cruz has many beaches and mountain trails to explore—a short 35- to 45-minute drive from school (there is also an express bus from downtown San Jose).
  • Lake Vasona in nearby Los Gatos is ideal for jogging and picnics.
  • The Monterey Bay (approx. 1.25 hours from school) is a great place to see oceanic wildlife, either from a dock or from a boat.
  • San Francisco 49ers play at the nearby Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara and Giants baseball play at AT&T Park right on the San Francisco Bay.

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Student Housing

Student Housing in California

The International Culinary Center has partnered with Avalon Campbell, a nearby apartment community, to offer students affordable and beautiful living arrangements in close proximity to campus.


  • Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with microwave and dishwasher
  • Full-sized washer and dryer
  • Private patio or balcony
  • Private on-site storage
  • Cable TV, Wi-Fi and utilities included in costs
  • Wired for alarm service
  • 24-hour maintenance
  • Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool and hot tub
  • Fitness center
  • Access to nearby public transportation
  • Short walk from downtown district restaurants, shops and Los Gatos Creek Trail

Room availability for student housing in California is limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage you to discuss your needs with us as soon as possible. For more information and pricing, email or call 866.318.2433.

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