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Pastry Techniques

If the mere mention of elegant French pastries or exquisite cakes makes your heart race, ICC’s Pastry Techniques course may just be what you’re looking for. Through this in-depth course, bakers get a taste of a professional pastry kitchen, taking their skills to new heights and learning how to create a wide range of desserts.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Taught by ICC’s inspiring pastry chef-instructors, these small, high-energy classes are hands-on, exciting and a great training ground for the at-home baker who wants to learn techniques employed by professional pastry chefs in the industry.

Come to class each day, slip on your baker’s whites and get ready to discover how to handle a pastry bag with precision, temper and mold chocolate, decorate cakes and much more—skills that will become second nature as you progress through 100 hours of fast-paced training. Best of all, you’ll do it at your own well-equipped workstation, in the same modern facilities used by the school’s career students.

Serious amateurs will learn to:

  • Bake cakes and tarts
  • Work with chocolate
  • Construct mousses and hot & cold desserts
  • Make petits fours
  • Create sugar syrups, meringues and buttercreams
  • Develop skills in cake decoration
  • Make puff pastry and pâte a choux
  • Use baking tools and equipment properly
  • Become familiar with the ingredients of the pastry kitchen
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

01/26/2017

02/23/2017 – $6,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Cake Decorating: Figurines

Recreating life in food requires great carving and sculpting skills. Learn the art of modeling figurines to make your next food fantasy come to life.

The art is in the details, and every cake decorator needs a supply of decorative techniques to bring their creation to life. Learn how to bring 3-dimensional elements of real life to your design. With instruction from world-class cake specialists, this 3-day class will give you the confidence to mold, sculpt, and color an assortment of figures and objects that will amaze!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make modeling chocolate and sugar gum paste
  • Create fruit shapes, humans, animals and inanimate objects through rolled fondant, sugar gum paste, modeling chocolate and marzipan.
  • To make and apply rice cereal treats
  • Coloring with airbrushing and luster dusts
  • Create a “fantasy” scene with figurines using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students

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 888.324.2433. 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.

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Cake Decorating: Advanced Piping

Practice makes perfect! Advance your piping techniques in our 3-day course.

Creating a cake masterpiece is no easy feat! Every cake artist knows that piping is the definitive decorating expression. In this 3-day, hands-on cake decorating course, you’ll gain valuable hands-on training to advance your piping technique from some of New York City’s best cake designers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make royal icing and American buttercream
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • Piping exercises including basketweave, brush embroidery, filigree, flooding, and lace
  • To create buttercream flowers and leaves
  • Decorate a 6″ dummy cake using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students

Purchase a gift certificate.

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Sugar Paste Flowers: Session B

Continue to expand your catalog in the next level of Sugar Paste Flowers.

Practice makes perfect, and mastering the intricate art of Sugar Paste Flowers requires a lot of patience and application. Up-your-flower-game in this 3-day, hands-on class, and add more techniques to your repertory by crafting delicate life-like exotic flowers with instruction from expert cake specialists.

Plus, learn to construct a pressed sugar vase to hold your arranged, hand-crafted sugar paste flowers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make sugar gum paste, royal icing and pressed sugar
  • Create life-like flowers, from centers to petals and leaves including: Water Lily, Tuberose, Succulents and Orchids
  • Techniques to color and dust flowers
  • To make a pressed sugar vessel and the art of arranging flowers
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students

Purchase a gift certificate.

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Cake Decorating with Chocolate

Chocolate isn’t just for bonbons and candies! Using this delicious (but delicate) medium for cake decorating is a secret weapon for any advanced cake decorator. Taught by some of New York City’s best cake designers, this 4-day, hands-on cake class will teach you the science and art of tempering chocolate and enhance your skills using ganache, modeling chocolate and a variety of decorations to adorn your next masterpiece.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Principals of chocolate tempering and ganache
  • Basic chocolate decorations including cut-outs, cigarettes, curls, and bows
  • To make and use modeling chocolate
  • To use cocoa butter colors, as well as milk and white chocolates
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • Bake and decorate a 9” chocolate ganache layered cake with chocolate decorations using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students

Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Cake Decorating: Carved Cakes

Carving a cake to your client’s desire is no “piece of cake”! Constructing a carved cake masterpiece requires being an adept baker, knowing the finer points of cake and frosting. In this 3-day, hands-on cake course taught by world-class cake specialists, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to stack, carve, and decorate your next creation!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Basic cake and frosting principals
  • Cake construction including baking, layering, and stacking with dowels
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • To make and apply rice cereal treats
  • Cake carving
  • Rolled Fondant applications
  • To create and decorate a carved cake using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
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CLASS SCHEDULES

03/06/2017

03/08/2017 – $495
Mon Tues & Wed 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

06/12/2017

06/14/2017 – $495
Mon Tues & Wed 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Chocolate, Candy & Confections

Chocoholics, rejoice! Develop the skill to make outstanding chocolate desserts including truffles, bonbons, chocolate-dipped toffee and more in this five-session class.

If a trip to the gourmet chocolate shop makes your heart beat faster, the opportunity is here to create confections as good—dare we say even better?—in your own kitchen. This intensive course is, quite simply, paradise for chocolate lovers. You’ll learn the tricks behind tempering and working with chocolate, produce chocolate candies of your own design and discover how to mold and dip chocolate to make irresistible delights, including truffles, chocolate-dipped toffee, raspberry squares, bars and bonbons.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Inspired by ICC’s proven Total ImmersionSM training method, this intensive, hands-on course on the art of chocolate was developed to deliver a wide range of skills in a manageable amount of time, and gives students access to the same modern facilities and accomplished chef-instructors who have made ICC so renowned.

Each class begins with a brief discussion of the science, theory and techniques behind chocolate, but the majority of your time will be spent in the kitchen doing, not watching. You’ll learn:

  • How to become proficient with the proper tools used in chocolate work
  • The science of chocolate tempering
  • Understanding how chocolate is made, including harvesting and manufacturing
  • Dipping and molding chocolates
  • Creating simple decorative chocolate pieces of your own
  • Filling and decorating chocolate candies
  • Designing a customized box to showcase your original chocolate creations
  • Proper techniques for storing chocolate
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

02/06/2017

02/10/2017 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

06/26/2017

06/30/2017 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Introduction to Cake Decorating

Creating a three-tiered cake is no easy feat. Cake construction and decorating requires being an adept baker, and knowing the finer points of piping and sugar paste work. In this 5-day, hands-on cake course, you’ll gain these skills and more, plus you’ll learn from some of New York City’s best cake designers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Designed to take the skills of any baker to the next level, you’ll learn the basic principles of cake, frostings and cake construction, and then apply them to assemble a three-tier masterpiece of your own, embellished with simple and complex techniques using rolled fondant and royal icing.

Each class begins with a brief discussion of recipes and techniques. Then, you’ll roll up your sleeves and get to work, learning how to:

  • Prepare classic white cake and Swiss buttercream
  • Construct and use paper cornets to decorate with piped royal icing
  • Create rosettes, shells, snails, and more
  • Apply rolled fondant for cake covering, bands, bows, quilting, molding, cut-outs and crimping
  • Assemble cake layers and stack cakes with dowels
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

02/27/2017

03/03/2017 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

06/05/2017

06/09/2017 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Breakfast Breads & Pastries

There are few better phrases than “baked fresh daily”! Early risers and night owls alike will appreciate this intensive 25-hour course focused on homemade breakfast breads and pastries, which is offered, appropriately, during the daytime or the evenings.You’ll improve your skills immeasurably and gain a basic understanding of baking theory and practice that can translate to a world of pastries and breads.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Under the expert guidance of our instructors in our state-of-the-art kitchens, you’ll apply the same baking techniques used by professional chefs in restaurants and bakeries to make picture-perfect crumb muffins studded with fruit, savory scones, nutty toasted granola and glazed sticky buns. You’ll conquer the complexities of laminated dough for flaky croissants and Danish, mixing methods for quick bread batter and shape yeast dough into stunning loaves of sweet breads.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies

Purchase a gift certificate

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CLASS SCHEDULES

01/02/2017

01/06/2017 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

05/18/2017

05/24/2017 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.

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Artisanal Bread Baking

Get ready to channel your inner bread baker: this inspiring class will teach you the proper mixing, kneading and professional bread baking techniques to make breads from around the world.

Breathe in the aroma of freshly baked loaves and realize your dough-making dreams in this ICC course devoted to the art of producing beautiful baguettes, fresh focaccia, crusty ciabatta and braided challah, to name a few of the artisanal breads in the curriculum. Choose to take the five sessions in a one-week immersion by day, or spread over three weeks in the evenings, depending on your schedule.

Come to class each day, slip on your baker’s whites and get ready to mix, ferment, fold, shape, score, finish and bake. Even if you have no prior experience making bread, you’ll discover the joy of baking and unleash its mysteries, while learning techniques for a spectrum of tastes and textures. Under the close supervision of ICC’s accomplished chef-instructors, you’ll be challenged to learn more about professional bread baking than you ever thought possible.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In five intense and enjoyable classes, you’ll gain knowledge in:

  • The proper mixing, fermentation, shaping, proofing, scoring and baking techniques for a variety of breads
  • The critical importance of dough temperature
  • The keys to baking an assortment of breads and viennoiseries, including baguettes, bagels, brioche, challah, croissants, traditional loaf breads, pizza, focaccia and ciabatta
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

01/30/2017

02/03/2017 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

03/27/2017

03/31/2017 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. 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.