Leland Scruby

Vice President of Education and School Director

Leland Scruby, Vice President of Education and School Director, originally joined the school in 2005 as a recipe editor in the Culinary department. Over the subsequent nine years, he held positions throughout the Education and Student Affairs teams. He spent many of those years advising international students and strengthening ICC’s international alumni community. After a three-year hiatus, he returned in 2018 to lead the student-facing side of the ICC. Leland is a graduate of the Classic Culinary Arts and Intensive Sommelier Training programs, and is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Leland has volunteered extensively with the James Beard Foundation, and he is passionate about cocktails and food preservation. He holds a B.A. with Honors in Professional Writing and French Language from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, his hometown.

ICC Staff International Student Advisor Robin Hom


International Student Advisor and Assistant Dean of Students

As Associate Dean of Students, Robin Hom plays an integral role in helping students have the best experience possible while at ICC. He oversees student’s academics, providing them with tutoring and study skills assistance. In addition to overseeing student housing, Robin is also the International Student Advisor, guiding students through the entire visa process and supporting them during their time at school. As a graduate of the ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts program, Robin has worked in all facets of the culinary industry, from line cook to Sous Chef and Chef. He has worked in the Michelin-Starred kitchen of Oceana and Wallse in New York City, Food Network, Abigail Kirsch Catering/Pier 60 and more. Robin holds a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from the University of Maryland. He joined ICC in 2012

ICC Staff Dean of Students David janke


Associate Dean of Students

As the Associate Dean of Students here at the International Culinary Center, David serves as a point of information for students providing support and guidance for all students’ academic needs. He helps to ensure that students know and follow the school policies that have been established for the well-being of all. As a graduate of ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts program, David worked in and eventually became Sous Chef at a Michelin starred restaurant, a Managing Sous Chef at a catering company, and a private chef. He holds a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Villanova University. He joined the ICC in 2015


Associate Director of Culinary Relations

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.


Vice President-CA

Favorite Restaurant San Francisco’s Ferry Building, for a roving meal. From local oysters at Hog Island, to farmstead cheese at Cowgirl Creamery (and, of course, the farmers market), The Ferry Building epitomizes the Bay Area’s vibrant culinary landscape. Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center Celebrating student and alumni accomplishments, and the moment when someone shares they ‘got the job!’


Assistant Director

Favorite Restaurant My favorite restaurant is the Purple Rose in Fort Bragg, CA. I've been going to the Purple Rose ever since I could lift a fork (maybe even longer!), and I dream about their chicken tacos and chile rellenos now that I can't get a weekly fix. Secret family recipes, icy margaritas, great food, and a friendly staff-they have it all! Favorite Thing About Working at the International Culinary Center I'm passionate about food, wine, people, and positive life experiences, and the International Culinary Center is an incubator for all of these. I also love working in a school where the students' energy and excitement is so tangible-it's a good contagion.


Vice President-CA

As Vice President of the California Campus, Marc Tsuchiya oversees and manages the operations of the school including ICC’s program schedules, facilities, finance, financial aid, catering & events and compliance. Marc joined the International Culinary Center California in 2008 as the Financial Services Manager. Over the years, he has guided numerous prospective students through their financial aid options and helped to make their culinary studies a reality. Prior to ICC, Marc served as Business Manager for the Institute for Business & Technology and Challenger Schools, Inc., as well as Administrator of Business Operations for Stratford School. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from San Jose State University.


Assistant Director of Career Services

As Assistant Director of Career Services, Gina Novak brings over 15 years of experience in Career Advising to Culinary, Pastry, Sommelier and Bread students and graduates. With a robust network of culinary connections, Gina is integral in assisting ICC students and alumni with job placement, externship placement, internships, resume building, and more. Gina holds a BS in Management from St. Francis College and is an alumna of ICC’s Restaurant Management program (now Culinary Entrepreneurship). She joined the school in 2008.