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Are you thinking about pursuing a career as a chef? Becoming a chef requires considerable training and dedication—but at ICC you get fast-tracked! Let us guide you through the schooling and qualifications you need to fulfill your dream. At the International Culinary Center, we offer a Professional Culinary Arts course that in only 6 months full-time (or 9 months of evening classes) gives you the foundation for a successful culinary career, including an externship in some of the best kitchens in the world. From there, It’s all up to you!

Experience required to start? None.

Chef Training at the International Culinary Center

International Culinary Center is a leader in culinary education, and our professional chef programs are taught by chef-instructors with world-class standards.

Our Professional Culinary Arts program is unique in its trademarked Total ImmersionSM method of teaching. Our students are cooking in the kitchen from day one, learning through hands-on experience. Chef-instructors guide you as you develop and practice essential culinary techniques, from knife skills and classic cooking methods to contemporary equipment and cutting-edge artistry. By graduation, you will have amassed the skills to pursue a successful culinary career, with the techniques to be able to create any cuisine.

What You Will Learn

  • Classic French Techniques of Master Chefs
  • Knife Skills and Taillage
  • How to use Diverse Ingredients
  • Food Safety and Health Codes (ServSafe Certification)
  • Fundamentals of Cooking
  • Seasonality, Sustainability, Nutrition
  • Menu Planning
  • Menu and Plating Design
  • Pastry and Baking
  • Buffet and High-volume Cooking
  • Charcuterie
  • Fundamentals of Wine and Wine Pairings
  • How to Assess Food Costs and Keys to Running a Restaurant
  • Culinary Technology
  • Skills for Consistency and Refinement

Launch Your Culinary Career as a Chef at ICC

Our chef-instructors guide you through the techniques used in top kitchens throughout the world and show you how specific dishes are created—all while giving you personalized attention.

Begin your journey to becoming a chef today. Enroll in a Professional Culinary Arts program today or fill out the form on this page to request more information about International Culinary Center. Then apply your techniques as part of our network of 15,000+ graduates around the world.

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