BuildingCommunityWe strive to offer the best training possible, serving the culinary community and beyond.  Below are just a few of the ways we work to make a difference.

Training and Scholarships

All prospective students can receive guidance on financial aid, as well as a variety of scholarships for career training programs including a $5-million military scholarship program and special awards for international students. Visit the scholarship section of the website for more information.

Working with Charitable Organizations

We collaborate with charities and organizations to bring educational opportunities to communities in need.

After the devastation of the 2017 wild fires, ICC’s California Campus and Patland Vineyard hosted a charity wine tasting event where proceeds from this event were donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund to assist with the North Bay fire relief efforts.

ICC works side-by-side with La Chaîne des Rôtisseur Silicon Valley Baillage to provide scholarships to students in the culinary and pastry arts, as well as wine studies. Further, ICC’s California campus will serve as the 2018 host site for the Silicon Valley Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs Competition, which offers the opportunity for young chefs to showcase their talent and creativity in an international arena.

In the fall of 2017, ICC hosted Pastryland, a charity bake sale benefiting City Harvest. Eighteen of NYC’s top pastry chefs and restaurants came together to donate their time, and talent, to create exclusive desserts and treats for the bake sale.

ICC partners with Hot Bread Kitchen, a non-profit organization providing women a paid training program in artisan bread baking.  For 3-weeks these women will learn the art of hand crafting breads in ICC’s dedicated bread kitchen, gaining the skills to help them launch a career in food and give them the opportunity for advancement.

Since the launch of Stage NYC in the beginning of 2017, ICC has supported this initiative by providing kitchen-classrooms, equipment & hands-on instruction to train out-of-work youth the technical skills needed to successfully fill positions within the culinary industry.

The John Besh Foundation Scholarship offers a full ICC scholarship to motivated, minority students in New Orleans. Upon graduation, the recipient also gets a guaranteed internship in Chef Besh’s restaurants.

For more than 25 years, ICC has provided scholarships to the Career through Culinary Arts Program (C-Cap), which works nationwide to prepare underserved high school students for training and careers in the food industry.

ICC also grants scholarships through The Culinary Trust, Women Chefs and Restaurants, American Institute of Wine and Food and the James Beard Foundation.

ICC regularly donates food to The New York City Rescue Mission, which has been serving the homeless since 1872.

In San Jose, California, ICC worked closely with Sylvandale Middle School to develop a cooking program that helped educate the school’s diverse student body about healthy eating.

Community and Student Outreach

Every year, our students volunteer at several galas that raise money to benefit worthy charities, including Share Our Strength, City Harvest and Bronx Academy of Letters. In addition, many regularly help others through such organizations as:

  • God’s Love We Deliver (as members of their food prep team)
  • James Beard Foundation (as kitchen/event volunteers and office workers)
  • City Harvest (as volunteer teachers for cooking demos and in public school classrooms)
  • NYC Greenmarket (at demos and booths at markets)
  • South Bronx Food Cooperative (general help and logistics)
  • Hot Bread Kitchen (mentors for start-up businesses)
  • Cullabo, a youth development program and after-school culinary lab (as teaching volunteers)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (as members of their food prep team)
  • Cake4Kids (to bake and deliver custom birthday cakes to underprivileged children)

As the International Culinary Center continues to evolve and expand, so will our efforts to contribute to our community.

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