Learning at Our California Culinary School
At the heart of our California campus are three core programs—Classic Culinary Arts, Classic Pastry Arts, and Intensive Sommelier Training—all designed to prepare students for real-world careers in the world of food and wine.
A range of culinary and baking classes are also offered for serious amateur and recreational cooks who want to take their abilities to new heights.
At the International Culinary Center in California, courses are taught by a team of veteran industry chefs and Master Sommeliers, who are all experts in their field and completely invested in the success of our students. With small class sizes and big emphasis on hands-on practice, our programs give students a rigorous, comprehensive education in the skills and techniques they need to succeed in the industry.
Though they spend most of their time getting hands-on chef training in the kitchens, extra-curricular activities, including cooking demonstrations with visiting chefs and student club outings, lend new perspective to the lessons taught in class. And outside the doors of the school, students will find themselves surrounded by an exciting and ever-evolving culinary scene, from the iconic vineyards of the Napa Valley to the Bay Area’s Michelin-star restaurants. Each bite, taste, and sip will add another layer to a student’s culinary education.