Our graduates constantly hire other ICC grads! A few examples: Gramercy Tavern: Jon Berne, Chef de Cuisine Howard Kalachnikoff, Jessica Halper, Evan Tessler, Sean Enright; Osteria Morini: Nick Lifschin, Chef di Cucina Heather Pelletier, Andrew Minitelli; Fung Tu: Jackie Park, Chef/Owner Jonathan Wu, Jonathan Wang

International Culinary Center is immersed in the culinary world and respected in the industry. Don’t just take our word for it. Mario Batali calls us “the Oxford of cooking schools.” Anthony Bourdain refers to our team as “the best.” And José Andrés says we’re “the place to be for anyone who wants to learn.”

The value of our education is demonstrated by the success our students enjoy, and that success continues to build upon itself. Accomplished alumni come to the school to recruit, knowing they will get employees with the necessary skills needed to work in a world-class kitchen, whether it’s for externships or full-time positions.

Our students have a 91.5% graduation rate, and emerge from their training ready to take on the culinary world, getting guidance with one-on-one career advising and 24/7 job postings on our exclusive student- and alumni-only job board. Last year, ICC posted 6,000 jobs.


Due to our strong connections in the industry—and our graduates’ strong reputation for success—our alumni are working in a wide gamut of culinary businesses around the world. Here are just a few of the places our graduates recently have landed:

To view or sort by business type or job title, click the map and use the filter on the bottom.


Media Positions

In addition to the above culinary businesses, our graduates also work in the media industry at brands that include:



Many ICC alumni have successfully worked their way up the ladder through a variety of career paths, depending on the program from which they graduated. Some of these job titles include but are not limited to:


  • Garde Manger
  • Line Cook
  • Lead Line Cook
  • Sous Chef
  • Chef De Cuisine
  • Executive Sous Chef
  • Executive Chef
  • Commis
  • Tournant
  • Private Chef
  • Butcher
  • Front-of-house
  • Assistant Manager
  • Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • General Manager
  • Caterer
  • Stewarding/Purchasing
  • Operations Manager
  • Food & Beverage
  • Sales – Food/Wine
  • Owner/Chef
  • Food Editor
  • Food Writer
  • Food Stylist
  • Recipe Developer
  • Cookbook Author


  • Pastry Cook
  • Baker
  • Cake Decorator
  • Pastry Sous Chef
  • Head Baker
  • Pastry Chef
  • Executive Pastry Chef
  • Caterer
  • Chocolatier
  • Food Writer
  • Food Editor
  • Cookbook Author


  • Bar Back
  • Server
  • Maitre d’
  • Bartender
  • Assistant Manager
  • Floor Manager
  • Sommelier
  • General Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Owner
  • Tasting Room Coordinator
  • Sales Associate
  • Wine Sales
  • Wine Distributor
  • Writer


*Graduation rate is based on 1,926 students graduating out of the 2,106 students available for graduation included in the annual reports submitted by ICC to ACCSC in 2013-2015.

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