Bruce McCann

President of California Campus

Bruce McCann, M.A., J.D., LLM, became President of International Culinary Center California in 2012 after serving as the school’s General Counsel in its Manhattan headquarters. A native of Sonoma County, Bruce was involved with the California wine industry for nearly 30 years before coming to International Culinary Center. As a tax and real estate attorney, he has advised hundreds of wineries, winemakers and grape producers throughout California, Oregon and internationally on all facets of the industry, from vineyard development to compliance to business strategies, finance and marketing. He has been instrumental in the start-up of highly regarded wineries in California, Oregon and France.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Bruce also studied at UC Davis and UC Santa Barbara. His lifelong involvement with food and wine has taken him to Israel, Europe, Mexico, Korea, the Philippines and China. Bruce has a keen interest in today’s food issues, particularly sustainability and responsible husbandry. Under his leadership, International Culinary Center California is developing a reputation as a true center of culinary thought leadership and new approaches to food issues. His interests are not simply academic – over his career Bruce has had hands-on experience in the large-scale cultivation of such diverse crops as avocados, pineapple, persimmons, pecans, winegrapes, apples and berries.

Bruce is a member of American Institute of Wine and Food and, through the International Culinary Center, is active in numerous culinary and wine organizations and events including the James Beard Foundation, the International Day of Italian Cuisine, SF Chefs and others. Bruce is an adjunct Professor of Law in both Real Property Law and Corporate Law. He is admitted to practice in the US District Courts for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California and in all jurisdictions of the California state courts where he has served as judge pro tem and has testified as an expert witness in California real property law. He has served on numerous corporate boards, both non-profit and for-profit.

Bruce lives in western Sonoma County with his wife Melissa. He and Melissa have two sons, Alex and Jeremy.

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

Erik Murnighan

President of New York City Campus

ICC’s President is passionate about the importance of education; for him, students come first, and their success, along with the school’s alumni, is the primary goal of all we do.

Erik is a graduate with distinction from ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts program, and has a lifelong love of food and cooking. Born in Champaign, Illinois, and the son of a professor, he attended the University of Vermont, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in 1994. He spent several years working in technology in Chicago and New York City, where he sharpened his interpersonal and management skills. He also held positions as Food & Beverage Director at the Inn of the Governor’s in Santa Fe, and at Vermont’s Mist Grill (now Hen of the Wood) where he was Chef de Cuisine.

He eventually returned to ICC and began his education career in Career Services, helping alumni begin their careers. He then served as ICC’s School Director and Vice President prior to becoming its President in 2014. His focus on academics and efficient operations has contributed to ICC earning School of Excellence awards from both the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges in 2012 and the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2014.

Erik served on the house programming committee for the James Beard Foundation and is former Chair of the Culinary Trust scholarship committee. He is currently an advisor for smoothie start-up UGo and for food incubator Brooklyn FoodWorks.

A craft beer enthusiast and veteran brewer, he makes and bottles red-wine vinegar and a super-hot hot sauce made in his own kitchen in Westchester, where he lives with his wife and three children.  He shares his insights about food and education as a columnist for Rodale’s Organic Life and in his blog, Words on Education.

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

Robin Hom

International Student Advisor and Assistant Dean of Students

Favorite Restaurant Gramercy Tavern, it's a classic, but it's still good. Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center My favorite thing about working at the ICC is seeing the students and remembering my time here as a student.

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

david-Janke-ICC

Career Services Coordinator

Favorite Restaurant Locanda Verde in NYC Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center I would first have to say, the fresh bread from the Art of International Bread Baking program! And secondly, it’s really being able to get to intimately and personally know the next generation of great chefs as they come through the school. Joined the International Culinary Center in 2015.

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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

YJ-ICC-CA

Education Program Assistant and Junior Chef

Favorite Restaurant Commis (Oakland) Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center Working with the students and encouraging them to be curious and active.

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

10/22/2016 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

David Lopez

Director of Admission - NY

Favorite Restaurant: The Water Club. One of our grads works there, I always have a great meal with excellent service. Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center: Helping people realize their dream of attending the school and working with all the fantastic people here. David joined the International Culinary Center in 2004.

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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

10/22/2016 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

12/08/2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

Ariana-Smith-225x260

Student Affairs Coordinator

Favorite Restaurant? The Greek Kitchen in Hell’s Kitchen. I alternate ordering the lamb gyro and shish kebab but always, always get the Greek fries (with lemon, oregano and parmesan)! Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center? Being surrounded by incredible chefs and fun people who love food—I love working in such a positive atmosphere. There’s always someone ready to offer a bit of culinary advice or appreciate your work. And, of course, the best bread in the city!

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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

Bernice Kinsey

Senior Financial Aid Advisor

Favorite Restaurant Blue Water Grill. The food is amazing and the background jazz music further complements the experience. Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center Meeting with students and helping them realize their dreams. Joined the International Culinary Center in 2000.

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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

10/22/2016 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

12/08/2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

Robert Seixas

Director of Education

Favorite Restaurant L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon; Blue Hill; Azuri Cafe Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center All the best things about working somewhere come together here: the people, the energy, and the endless excitement of being involved in something you really care about. And for me, that’s everything involving the culinary and pastry arts. Joined the International Culinary Center in 2011.

COURSE OVERVIEWS
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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

10/22/2016 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

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Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

Janice Ridgeway

Financial Aid Advisor

Favorite Restaurant A place I recently discovered: DeStefano’s Steakhouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center The friendly people. It's a great working environment. Joined the International Culinary Center in 2010.

COURSE OVERVIEWS
Classes start year-round

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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
NEW YORK CAMPUS
10/04/2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

10/22/2016 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

12/08/2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread