INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COME TO THE GLOBAL EXPERT IN CULINARY AND WINE EDUCATION
For 30 years, students from every corner of the world, representing more than 80 countries, have come to ICC for its high-caliber, fast-track culinary education. The curriculum draws inspiration from international influences, and a Grand Diplôme from ICC is a veritable passport for students to work in world-class kitchens anywhere.
ICC takes students from novice to professional culinary skill and education levels in six months. Our Total Immersion teaching method offers intensive hands-on instruction and puts students in the kitchen from the very first day. The school’s deans are cooking legends — Jacques Pépin, Jacques Torres and José Andrés —and a low student-to-teacher ratio assures students get the attention needed to flourish. An advisor dedicated to international students assists through the entire visa process and helps with the transition of starting school in a foreign country. ICC ensures each students gets the support not found at larger schools. Our best proof of the results: a hiring network of 15,000 remarkable graduates, including Bobby Flay, David Chang, Hooni Kim, Daisy Martinez and more.
EARN AN ESL + FOOD CERTIFICATE
The ESL + Food Certificate program, designed by The New School and International Culinary Center, allows students to attend ICC after receiving a high-quality English language education, including a class on The Language of the Kitchen. Learn more about the features and admission process for the ESL + Food Certificate program. (F1 student visa eligibility based on full-time student status.)
MEET YOUR INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS
AnNur DeCosta combines experience working with international students in higher education with a tremendous passion for food. Her background includes jobs in the culinary industry as a cook and baker; so she found a true match at ICC in helping others find their career path. One of her favorite things is seeing ICC’s culinary students’ true desire to learn, absorb and explore everything ICC and its campuses offer.
Robin Hom began his career in education as a middle school math teacher, where he taught for many years in New York City. Realizing his culinary passion, he enrolled in ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts program. Upon graduation, he worked in several culinary fields such as Michelin starred restaurants, catering, and corporate, including test kitchens and television. Robin has also worked in ICC’s Career Services.
PRIME LOCATIONS IN NYC AND SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
NEW YORK CITY CAMPUS – Study in one of the culinary capitals of the world, and absorb everything Manhattan has to offer. Attending our culinary school in downtown’s Soho lets you experience a charming neighborhood of cobblestone streets, an artistic vibe and tremendous shopping and ethnic restaurants.
CALIFORNIA CAMPUS – Set between the vineyards of Napa Valley and the seafood haven of Monterey Bay, less than an hour’s drive from San Francisco, ICC California gives culinary and wine students access to some of the best restaurants, vineyards and chefs in the world.
CULINARY + COLLEGE DEGREE
Through a special partnership with the prestigious New York City university The New School (known for its Parsons School of Design), ICC students can transfer as many as 60 culinary credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree (or 30 toward an Associate’s), offering the chance to get both a culinary education and college degree.
AN AWARD-WINNING CULINARY EDUCATION
ICC has been recognized with many international awards and honors, including the coveted School of Excellence award from the Accrediting Commission of Careers Schools and Colleges and the Best Vocational School from International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Programs of Study:
- Professional Culinary Arts
- Professional Pastry Arts
- Art of International Bread Baking (offered in NYC only)
- Cake Techniques & Design (offered in NYC only)
- The Italian Culinary Experience
- Intensive Sommelier Training
Culinary, wine and pastry classes are on a rolling basis and are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, please contact AnNur DeCosta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 001.646.254.7572.
International students who enroll for any of the above are eligible to apply for M-1 visas. Current F-1 visa holders have the added option of enrolling in other part-time evening programs or signing up for supplementary classes at ICC.
GLOBAL RECOGNITION – THE WORLD EXPO MILAN 2015
The White House announced that ICC was selected with the James Beard Foundation to build the USA Pavilion at World EXPO in Milan in 2015, a testament to the excellence and excitement at ICC as it marks its 30th anniversary.