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No country is more widely recognized for its contributions to wine, or for a culture so intrinsically tied to the sublime juice.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Over 9 Tuesday evening classes, you will learn in detail about 11 major French winemaking regions and their unique sub-regions. From winemaking laws, styles, producers, history and geography, our Master Sommelier instructors give you an in-depth education on what many consider the most revered wine-producing country in the world.

Taste 8 wines during each class–72 wines over the entire course–valued at approximately $2,500. Sip your way across the countryside with bubbly, palate-cleansing Champagne, to the gravelly left-bank of Bordeaux, to lesser-known, but equally delicious wines from the rustic Southwest.

Created to deliver the equivalent education of the Wines of France unit in our Intensive Sommelier Training program, Wines of France at Google brings ICC’s Total Immersion wine education to you for a fraction of the price (approx. $700 in savings).

SYLLABUS

September 27: AOC Law and Alsace
October 4: Loire Valley
October 11: White Burgundy
October 18: Red Burgundy
October 25: Southern Burgundy, Jura, Savoie
November 1: Rhône and Provence
November 8: Bordeaux
November 15: Southwest
November 29: Champagne

Each class includes theory and guided tastings of the topics and/or regions covered. Stemware will be provided.

This class is only open to Googlers, Alphabeters, TVCs, and properly badged and escorted guests.

No food included.

Please note that this class is an amateur level course and is not intended to prepare you for any sommelier certifications. If you are interested in pursuing a career in wine, check out the Intensive Sommelier Training program at the International Culinary Center.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact ICC’s Associate Wine Director, Rachel Lintott: rlintott@culinarycenter.com or 408-370-5578

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CLASS SCHEDULES
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


10/10/2016 -

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/17/2016 -

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nov 2016

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11/18/2016 -

11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
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Sharpen your knives—and your skills—while learning to execute essential knife cuts for precision in the kitchen. This one-day workshop, designed to give you greater consistency and confidence, will combine the techniques learned to complete a dish you can add to your repertoire at home.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Knife sharpening
  • Honing your knife on a steel
  • To correctly hold your knife
  • Knife cuts (taught using assorted vegetables) include:
    • Julienne
    • Baton cut
    • Large dice
    • Medium dice
    • Small dice
    • Brunoise
    • Chiffonade
  • To properly cut an onion and shallot
  • To properly and safely use a mandoline (taught using potato for waffle cut)
  • Utilizing the above techniques to complete a dish in class
TUITION INCLUDES
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CLASS SCHEDULES

10/10/2016

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

11/18/2016

11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


10/10/2016 -

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/17/2016 -

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nov 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


11/18/2016 -

11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
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If your teenage dream is to work in a professional pastry kitchen, or you just love the idea of developing your sweet skills, your time has arrived. This intense, inspiring class for teen students (13-18 years old) requires zero experience and teaches baking and pastry arts techniques needed to conquer the kitchen.

The Pastry Camp for Teens in California is taught by the same instructors who train our adult career students. Each day is a hands-on experience, beginning with your first lesson where you start baking right away.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Spend five weekday sessions exploring various pastry arts techniques. After the week-long course is completed, ICC teen graduates are equipped with the ability to create tarts with delicious crusts and fillings, batch freeze custards for ice cream, decorate with piping and more.

Techniques/Concepts:
  • creaming and cutting butter
  • using leavening agents
  • creating fillings
  • meringues
  • buttercreams
  • decorative techniques using fondant, marzipan and chocolate
  • piping
  • freezing custards
  • plating individual desserts

Day 1: Breakfast day
Day 2: Tart day
Day 3: Cupcake day
Day 4: Pâte à choux day
Day 5: “Ice Cream Social”

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

Note: Students must be at least 13 years of age and have parental approval.

Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
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Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This course is non-professional, designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

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TEEN CAMPS
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If your teenage dream is to work in a professional kitchen, or you just love the idea of developing your cooking skills, attend our cooking camp for teens. This intense, inspiring class for students between 13-18 years old gives budding chefs the essential building blocks to conquer the kitchen.

This course requires zero experience. Even if you’ve never boiled an egg, this technique-based cooking camp for teens will teach you the skills to create impressive meals at home and provide the basis for a lifetime of learning and experimentation in the kitchen. You’ll find each session to be a true hands-on experience, beginning with your first day of class when you learn to chop vegetables like a pro.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Spend five weekday sessions learning the art of cooking from an experienced chef—one of the same instructors who train adults in our professional kitchens at our Campbell, CA, school. Each student receives personal attention and guidance, thanks to our smaller class size. After the week-long course is completed, ICC teen graduates leave with a new sense of culinary confidence, and the ability to make such dishes as gnocchi (by hand), paper-thin crêpes, poached lobster and more.

Techniques/Concepts:

  • knife safety
  • cutting methods
  • poaching
  • regulating time and temperature
  • frying and sautéing
  • braising
  • steaming
  • baking
  • fileting

Day 1- Soups and Salads
Day 2- Pizza and Pasta
Day 3- Breakfast
Day 4- Beef and Chicken
Day 5- Fish and Risotto

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Uniform
  • Tool Kit
  • Course MaterialNote: Students must be at least 13 years of age and have parental approval.

    Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
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Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES
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TEEN CAMPS
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Can a well-chosen wine really elevate the flavor of foods? What do “oaky,” “earthy” and “buttery” really mean, and what do these wines match best with? When confronted with a menu full of unfamiliar bottles, how do you choose the best pairing for a dish? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this intensive tasting class, which closely examines the complex and fascinating relationship between wine and food.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

After covering the basics of wine grapes, styles and descriptors, you’ll delve deep into flavor dynamics. By learning to identify a wine’s predominant notes—whether tannic, acidic or sweet—and experimenting with how they complement a range of food flavors (smoky, earthy and spicy, to name a few), you’ll move toward mastering fundamental pairing principles that will serve you well long after class is over.

Refine your palate, glass-by-glass, over these six sessions, and develop a well-rounded appreciation for the intricacies of food and wine pairings. Champagne and popcorn, anyone?

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Food pairing
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies

Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


10/10/2016 -

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/17/2016 -

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nov 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


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11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
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Lay the groundwork for a lifetime love affair with wine by expanding your wine knowledge and exercising your palette in this introductory course.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

You already have an affinity for drinking wine, so take your enjoyment a step further with theory and guided tastings. Over seven classes learn the fundamentals of viti- and viniculture, the deductive tasting method used by the Court of Master Sommeliers, and taste your way through the major Old World and New World wine regions. Complete the course with an enriched mind and palette, and the ability to enhance your meals and leisure time.

Each class includes theory and guided tastings of the topics and/or regions covered.

No food included.

Purchase a gift certificate.

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


10/10/2016 -

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/17/2016 -

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nov 2016

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11/18/2016 -

11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
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Like any great field of study, wine appreciation is a life-long endeavor. It can start out intimidating and mysterious, but with structured guidance, a fascinating world of smell, taste and flavor – can awaken. In this intensive 3-day program, learn to taste and describe wine as we travel through commercially important wine regions of the world.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

We begin with the historical context of the great regions of Europe and taste benchmark examples of the classic styles – from sparkling to still, to fortified. We’ll make sense of how these wines came to be and their current relevance in the global wine market.

Not to be outdone, the regions we refer to as the New World, the Americas, the Antipodes and South Africa, have an equally compelling story to tell. We’ll taste the New Classics and draw comparisons to, and discern differences from, their Old World predecessors. In a global market, it’s the planet’s vineyards competing for market share! With our 3-day intensive training, you’ll begin to think differently about the business of wine and – to your great pleasure – eat and drink more deeply with your new life skills.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies

Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
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Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


10/10/2016 -

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/17/2016 -

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nov 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


11/18/2016 -

11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
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Looking for a cooking school near you where you can learn the foundations great chefs rely upon? In 100 fast-paced hours at ICC, you’ll advance from basic knife skills to more complex, classic recipes, including how to make the game-changing five “mother sauces”:  velouté, Espagnole, hollandaise, béchamel and tomato, Whether you choose day or evening classes, this delicious experience will change the way you cook and think about food.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In day or evening classes, you’ll learn from the same accomplished chef-instructors who teach our career students and enjoy the same pristine kitchens. As you become immersed in the course and touch on more advanced cooking techniques, terminology will become second language, precision knife work your trusted skill.

This program incorporates many of the 250 essential skills introduced in ICC’s career program, Professional Culinary Arts, including the culinary techniques of preparing stocks and sauces, cooking meat, fish and vegetables and executing classic recipes. And if you’re inspired to go further, Culinary Techniques may allow you to enter our Professional Culinary Arts career course with advanced standing.*

*Graduates of Culinary Techniques may be eligible to receive advanced standing in the Professional Culinary Arts career program by bypassing Level 1 (Introduction to Basic Techniques). Advanced standing students benefit from a reduced tuition and an accelerated program. For information, speak to an admission representative.

LEARN TO COOK:
  • Vegetables
  • Salads and vinaigrettes
  • Potatoes
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Poultry
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES:
  • Poaching
  • Grilling
  • Frying
  • Blanching
  • Glazing
  • Baking
  • Puréeing
LEARN THE BASICS:

Learn Knife Skills:
Learn which knives are best for which jobs, and proper care for them. Through tailiage (cutting vegetables into even sizes and shapes), you’ll learn different techniques, such as émincer (thin slice), batonnet (small sticks), brunoise (small dice) and paysanne(tile-shaped).

Stocks and Sauces:
Learn how to combine humble ingredients, such as bones from chicken, beef, veal or fish, with aromatic vegetables and herbs to create brown, white, fish, marmite and vegetable stocks—and how to marry stocks with binding elements, such as starches and proteins, to create the five “mother” sauces: velouté, Espagnole, hollandaise, béchamel and tomato, as well many of their derivatives.

Food Safety:
General rules of hygiene as well as comprehensive food handling and safety issues for a kitchen environment.

Ingredient Identification and Classification:
Use all your senses as you identify and classify a wide range of proteins, vegetables, starches, grains, herbs and spices.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES

10/17/2016

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 866.318.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Oct 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


10/10/2016 -

10/10/2016 – $150
Mon 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


10/17/2016 -

12/02/2016 – $5,750
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Nov 2016

KNIFE SKILLS


11/18/2016 -

11/18/2016 – $150
Fri 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

ALL AMATEUR CLASSES
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The Somm School

In addition to teaching you how to taste and evaluate wines from around the world, the program is designed to prepare you for the Introductory and Certified examinations given by the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas®Students passing the exams are awarded the prestigious lapel pin issued by the Court designating they are a “Certified Sommelier.”

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THE ICC ADVANTAGE:

ICC’s Intensive Sommelier Training program is intended for aspiring professionals serious about a career in wine.

In addition to teaching you how to taste and evaluate wines from around the world, the program is designed to prepare you for the Introductory and Certified examinations given by the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas®Students passing the exams are awarded the prestigious lapel pin issued by the Court designating they are a “Certified Sommelier.”

MASTERFUL INSTRUCTION
ICC is the ONLY school with 11 Master Sommeliers on its faculty
  • The first and ONLY program of its kind authorized by the Court of Master Sommeliers Americas
  • Learn from 11 Master Sommeliers (there are fewer than 250 in the world!)
  • On-site, back-to-back Intro and Certified exam seating (usually a 3 month wait between tests)
  • Taste 300+ wines from around the world, valued at more than $10,000
  • ICC’s $1 million wine theater provides the optimum environment for wine tasting
  • Go beyond the classroomexplore California’s famous wine regions including Napa Valley and Sonoma County
  • Intro and Certified Exam fees covered
  • Ongoing job placement and career support
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Location, Location, Location
Our course is offered in two American wine meccas, California and New York. The Campbell, California campus is located just a short ride from America’s wine country and the San Francisco Bay Area.  With a tremendous range of wine businesses and wine lovers concentrated in just one city, the opportunities for exposure and success are endless.
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Graduate fully prepared to begin a new career

The day you graduate is just the beginning. With the expertise you’ve gained—and the backing of The ICC’s reputation and expanding alumni network—you’ll have access to an exciting world of new opportunities in the wine industry.

Plus, successful graduates of the Intensive Sommelier Training program will be guaranteed a spot in the periodic Certified Sommelier exams, and also have the opportunity to take the 1st two examinations back-to-back, a privilege reserved for a select few candidates outside the ICC program.

After certification, our unparalleled career services department will assist you in finding the right position to get started on your path towards becoming a working Sommelier.

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This program is a total game-changer….It is THE best way to fast-track success in a very competitive professional field.

-Jason Jacobeit – Wine Director at Bâtard

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Crafted by ICC’s 11 Master Sommeliers & The Court of Master Sommeliers Americas
At the heart of The ICC Intensive Sommelier Training program, affectionately called “The Somm School”, is our exclusive arrangement with the Master Court of Sommeliers Americas and the unmatched 11 Master Sommeliers on the ICC faculty.   Learn from the masters of the craft!  This is the ONLY program approved by the Master Court of Sommeliers Americas.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN AS LITTLE AS 10 WEEKS

WINE FOUNDATION

Learn the basics of viticulture and oenology, gaining an understanding of the creative and business decisions made in bringing a wine to the marketplace. Explore the physiology of flavor, and learn the language of smell and taste to successfully describe and sell wine. Take steps in the fascinating field of wine and food pairing to add value to the dining experience and build a clientele. Grow your confidence in the proper service of wine, as we train you at the highest level of fine dining. As advisory and consulting skills, take hold of the issues in the business of storing, aging, and investing in, wine.

FRANCE

VIVE LA FRANCE! It is to the French that we tip our hats in making wine as fine as it is today. With an understanding of their appellation system – effectively a codification of knowledge generated through a millennium – you will tour the wine regions of France, both big and small. We’ll present the challenges that face each region from a variety of perspectives and lift the veil to observe the controversies and differences of opinion amongst the vignerons themselves.

NEW WORLD

Our program teaches the dichotomy between old-world and new-world sensibilities and with every vintage that message becomes more complex! Travel to ‘traditional’ new world regions, and the emerging markets- Canada and Mexico – and acclimate to the new world spirit of experimentation and What if? curiosity. Celebrate the wonderful resurgence of America as a wine-making nation in –yes! – all 50 states.

ITALY

For a country whose nationhood dates back only to the 1860s, Italy has come a long way in bringing order to their ancient legacy of wine-growing. To the wine student, it can be a daunting expedition into their 20 wine regions. So take hold, and travel with us first to the historical, commercially-important hillsides – Piemonte, Toscana , theVeneto and more- after which study, we’ll venture into the underappreciated terroirs where opportunity awaits.

IBERIAN PENSINSULA

For two countries that both joined the European Union in 1986, the global wine approaches of Spain and Portugal couldn’t have been more different. Study these business strategies – and taste some fantastic wine! – as we travel through the historic regions of Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Xeres, and the Douro. The layers of complexity build as more recently successful regions enter the consciousness of today’s consumer: Priorato, Galicia, Rueda, Alentejo and more.

WINES OF GERMANY AND EASTERN EUROPE

The Romans came over the Alps two thousand years ago. That is why we have the spectacular legacy of wine made in the coolest and challenging of climates. We’ll travel the great rivers: Rhine, Danube, Mosel and their tributaries to explore the sommelier fascination with the great Riesling grape and others –do not forget Tokaji! – along the way. And no wine education is complete without a focus what the Greeks have done over the last 15 years. Visit the Pelopponnese, the Aegean and return to the continent into Slovenia, Croatia and other ancient lands: all intent on making their mark in the world of wine.

BEER & SPIRITS

The world goes round with sales and no sommelier worth her pin will let an opportunity slip by to give the guest what they want.- or don’t know they want! And they all don’t want wine! On the heels of the sommelier blossoming, there has come new-found interest in beer, cocktails and spirits – and their places at the dining room table, the library or the veranda! Take your learning to the magic of distillation, the art of spiritual elevage, the alchemical amaros and the other beautiful closes to an evening that leave us with an improved sense-of well-being.

CERTIFIED EXAM PREPARATION

Put the finishing touches on your palate and service skills to impress the examiners at the Certified Sommelier exam. Taste through additional grid wines (wines that could come up during blind tasting at the Certified level exam)—honing in on the exact structure and aroma/flavor profiles that make these wines distinct. Practice mock service scenarios and improve your performance while receiving crucial feedback from Master Sommeliers who have not only been in your shoes, but have also been the examiners for the Court of Master Sommeliers. Feel prepared and confident as you ready yourself for the rigorous exam administered onsite only days later.

BUSINESS OF WINE WEEK

It’s one thing to be a great blind taster – it’s another thing entirely to run a profitable $3mm beverage program. Learn the complexities of maintaining a large cellar, building a wine list, and of course, selling wine. Explore careers in wine such as distribution, wineries, restaurants and more through site visits where you can speak directly to the people working and succeeding in diverse wine careers. Gain a bird’s eye view of the industry through coverage of current events and trends in wine, and how something like an acquisition of a major brand can shift the entire world of wine. Graduate not only with the ability to taste and talk about wine, but with the tools needed to succeed in a career in wine.

The International Culinary Center® is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The full-time day program is open to enrollment by M-1 nonimmigrant students, in accordance with US Department of Education requirements.

CLASS SCHEDULES
Classes start year-round
Daytime – M-F – 10 Weeks
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Upcoming Classes:
10/05/2016

12/15/2016 – $9,950

Evening- M,T,W – 17 Weeks
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Financial Aid & Scholarships Available To Those Who Qualify

TUITION INCLUDES:
  • 10 weeks (day) or 17 weeks (evening) diploma program
  • Application fee, books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by Culinary students
  • Culinary Business workshops
  • Carnegie Hall commencement
  • Career Services counseling

Nearby housing is offered at both campuses. Housing fees are separate from the cost of program tuition.  

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Study In the heart of the California Food Scene

Award-winning Chef David Kinch, Dean at the International Culinary Center, discusses the perks of studying cuisine in California, the exploding San Francisco restaurant and food scene, and the importance of a culinary education.

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THE ICC ADVANTAGE:

From basic knife skills through every station on the kitchen line, International Culinary Center’s trademark Professional Culinary Arts program in Campbell, California provides the hands-on, real-world knowledge that you’ll need to succeed in a culinary career in just six to nine months. The courses in the program are divided in four 100-hour levels and a required professional culinary externship, explained in detail below.

FAST TRACK TECHNIQUE-BASED LEARNING
Experience ICC’s unique Total ImmersionSM approach
In our Professional Culinary Arts program, you’ll be immersed in the classic cooking techniques that form the building blocks of Western cuisine from Day One. Your educators are chef-instructors who are passionate, accomplished leaders eager to share their expertise, and you’ll enjoy the kind of hands-on experience, personal attention, and support that can really build your confidence and skills. And thanks to The ICC’s unique Total ImmersionSM approach, you’ll amass an incredible amount of knowledge and ability in a very short amount of time.
In 600 hours of training, The ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts program combines both hands-on instruction and theory into one comprehensive program. Each class begins with a short lesson from your chef-instructor, who will outline terminology, relevant food history, the reasons behind various cooking techniques, and the rationale behind following procedures in a specific order.Before you make anything for the first time, your chef-instructors will demonstrate—providing instruction and showcasing the correct techniques—before you set out to make it yourself. This process enables you to quickly pick up what you have been taught and sets the stage for you to successfully create what has been shown. Concerned you won’t be able to do it? You won’t be on your own—your chef-instructors will be close at hand to provide direction and help as you practice on your own.
Each level of the program has been organized to teach you the essentials of the culinary arts. The pace of the program accelerates as you progress through each level, and learning is cumulative and fast. Your coursework will include:
  • knife skills
  • stocks and sauces
  • vegetables
  • grains
  • butchery
  • poultry and game birds
  • fish and shellfish
  • meat and eggs
  • pastry and desserts
  • plating and menu design
  • completion of the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification
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Graduate fully prepared to begin a new career

The day you receive your Grand Diplôme is just the beginning. With the expertise you’ve gained—and the backing of The ICC’s reputation and expanding alumni network—you’ll have access to an exciting world of new opportunities in the culinary industry.

Join an elite group of the world’s culinary thought-leaders, including:
ALL-STAR CHEF INSTRUCTORS & DEANS
Courses Crafted by Legendary Chefs Jacques Pépin, André Soltner, and Alain Sailhac
At the heart of The ICC are the industry icons who are our esteemed deans: chefs Jacques Pépin, André Soltner, and Alain Sailhac. Their experience and reputation are respected worldwide, and their exacting standards set a gold standard for excellence at the school.
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JACQUES PÉPIN

Dean of Special Programs
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ALAIN SAILHAC

Dean Emeritus
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ANDRÉ SOLTNER

Dean of Classic Studies

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN AS LITTLE AS 6 MONTHS

INTRODUCTION TO CULINARY TECHNIQUES

Here the standards are set. You’ll begin learning the techniques that will serve as the foundation, not just for your time in class, but for your entire culinary career. You’ll become oriented with equipment and tools, and the brigade system of organization and teamwork, the core of every serious kitchen.

LEARN TO COOK:
  • Vegetables
  • Salads and vinaigrettes
  • Potatoes
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Poultry
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES:
  • Poaching
  • Grilling
  • Frying
  • Blanching
  • Glazing
  • Baking
  • Puréeing
LEARN THE BASICS:

Knife Skills:
Learn which knives are best for which jobs, and proper care for them. Through tailiage (cutting vegetables into even sizes and shapes), you’ll learn different techniques such as émincer (thin slice), batonnet (small sticks), brunoise (small dice) and paysanne (tile-shaped).

Food Safety:
You’ll gain an understanding of the general rules of hygiene as well as comprehensive food handling and safety issues for a kitchen environment, earning the valuable National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe® Food Protection Manager Certification.

Ingredient Identification and Classification:
Use all your senses as you identify and classify a wide range of proteins, vegetables, starches, grains, herbs and spices.

Stocks and Sauces:
Learn how to combine humble ingredients, such as bones from chicken, beef, veal or fish, with aromatic vegetables and herbs to create brown, white, fish, marmite and vegetable stocks—and how to marry stocks with binding elements, such as starches and proteins, to create the five “mother” sauces: velouté, Espagnole, hollandaise, béchamel and tomato, as well many of their derivatives.

Food preservation:
Brining, pickling, confit and dehydration used to prevent food from spoiling in pre-refrigeration days; today, we rely on these methods for the complex flavors they infuse into dishes.

BUILDING CULINARY FOUNDATIONS

Expand upon the knowledge developed in Level 1 as you continue to practice cooking, butchering and knife skills. Your chef-instructors will encourage you to think critically about the composition of your plates—a skill that will be increasingly important as you move closer to cooking in a real-world setting.

LEARN TO COOK:
  • Veal
  • Game
  • Offal and Forcemeats
  • Eggs
  • Grains and Pasta
  • Doughs and Tarts
  • Mousses and Soufflés
  • Desserts
  • Crêpes
ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES:
  • Braising
  • Stewing
  • Stuffing
  • Trussing
LESSON TOPICS INCLUDE:

Seasonality, Sustainability and Nutrition:
A modern chef needs to connect to the source of his/her ingredients, harnessing the optimal flavor of seasonal and sustainable products. Also covered: nutrition basics and the principles for healthy, balanced meals.

Cheese, Wine and Spirits:
Gain insight into the cheese-making process, as well how to classify a vast assortment of cheeses; sample, select and serve the correct portion size; and how wine and spirits complement the dining experience.

Food Costing and Menu Planning:
For all the creativity that goes into being a chef, it’s essential to understand the financial health of your operation. You’ll learn about recipe development and costing, menu development and pricing, as well as how to determine the costs that go into food prep and service to make wise business decisions.

Menu and Plating Design:
Explore how composition, garnishes, sauces and color add to a dish. You’ll also spend time looking at the bigger picture, learning how aesthetics and practical issues factor into menu composition.

BUFFET, CHARCUTERIE AND VOLUME COOKING

You’ve made it through the midway point and are ready to tackle new challenges in the kitchen! Level 3 is comprised of two volume-cooking sections, which will give you and your classmates the opportunity to continue to sharpen your techniques as you grow your skills in organization, time management and teamwork.

BUFFET INCLUDES:
  • Budget and Execute Themed Buffet for 50 Guests
  • Pork Shoulder Fabrication
  • Charcuterie: Sausages, Pate, Galantines, Balantines, Gravlax, Head Cheese
  • Companion Condiments
  • Platter Design and Presentation
  • Manage Station and Serve Guests
OTHER ACTIVITIES:
  • Action Stations Day
  • Professionalism Workshop
STAFF MEAL:

Preparing Daily “Family Meal” for Students and Staff using creative license, while practicing techniques learned to-date, including:

  • Seasonal and International Dishes
  • Meal Planning
  • Portion Sizing
  • Kitchen Math Skills
SKILLS FOR CONSISTENCY AND REFINEMENT

Level 4 introduces you to the French brigade, a system of kitchen organization prevalent throughout the restaurant industry. Students are required to deliver dishes both on time and consistently to chef-instructors. You’ll receive important feedback that can be applied to future situations.

YOU’LL ROTATE THROUGH:
  • Garde Manger (salads and cold preparations)
  • Poissoner (fish and seafood)
  • Saucier (sauces and meat)
  • Pâtissier (pastry and desserts)
ADDITIONAL TECHNIQUES:
  • Sous-vide
  • Low-temperature Cooking
  • Build on Butchery, Filleting and Boning
DISHES YOU’LL MAKE INCLUDE:
  • Sautéed Skate Wing with Brown Butter, Capers, Lemon and Croutons
  • Grilled Salmon with White Wine Herb Sauce
  • Beef Bourguignon with Fresh Egg Noodles
  • Pork Chop with Green Peppercorn Sauce
  • Cream Puffs with Chantilly Cream
  • Pots de Crème with Tuiles
  • Lemon Tart
TIME FOR THE REAL WORLD

Now comes the moment when you’ll put all the skills you’ve learned to the test in the food industry: your externship. The program provides vocational experience in established restaurants, hotels, catering companies, media properties and more, as ICC’s Career Services partners with you to find an ideal match of your talent and ambition. Students receive course credit and a grade for this mandatory segment based on your journal documenting the experience, plus feedback from the chefs or department heads at your externship who share a final assessment of your work. Upon completion of the 200-hour externship, students return to ICC for a comprehensive written exam, meeting with Student Services and graduation.

EXTERNSHIP SITES SAMPLING INCLUDE:

Restaurants:

  • Jean-Georges
  • Del Posto
  • Gramercy Tavern
  • Momofuku Ko
  • Blue Hill/Blue Hill Stone Barns
  • Daniel
  • Morimoto

Front-of-house/Management:

  • The Meatball Shop
  • Indiana Market and Catering

Catering:

  • Olivier Chang
  • Great Performance
  • Scoozi Events

Media:

  • The Food Network
  • Saveur
  • Good Housekeeping

Corporate/Hotels/Private Clubs:

  • Dream Hotel-Downtown
  • The Standard Hotel-East
  • The Compass Group
  • The Cornell Club
& Many More Top NYC Locations!

HEAR WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

At ICC, we’ve helped thousands of students start their culinary, pastry and wine careers.  Hear from a few of our graduates about why they chose ICC and what they thought of the experience.

You’re Taught By Living Legends
Lauren McCall is a Food Journalist, business owner and all-star chef.  Hear how she got her start at ICC.

You Become Part Of A Family
Listen to graduate Anthony Ramos share his experience as a student and graduate of ICC.

The Best Teachers, The Best Kitchens & The Best Way
Hooni Kim, first Korean chef to ever win a Michelin star, explains why he chose ICC..

The International Culinary Center® is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The full-time day program is open to enrollment by M-1 nonimmigrant students, in accordance with US Department of Education requirements. The International Culinary Center® discloses certain educational, labor, and financial statistics related to this program. View disclosure for daytime and evening schedules.

CLASS SCHEDULES
Classes start year-round
Daytime – M-F – 6 Months
9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Upcoming Classes:
10/17/2016

04/13/2017 – $31,900

Evening- M,W,F – 9 Months
6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Upcoming Classes:
10/10/2016

07/31/2017 – $29,900

Financial Aid & Scholarships Available To Those Who Qualify

TUITION INCLUDES:
  • 600 hours diploma program
  • 14:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Application fee, uniform, tool kit, books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by Culinary students
  • Student skills workshops in key areas such knife work and baking chemistry
  • Culinary Business workshops
  • Chef demonstrations with volunteer opportunities
  • Carnegie Hall commencement
  • Career Services counseling
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Classes start year-round

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