THE GLOBAL EXPERT IN CULINARY AND WINE EDUCATION
International Culinary Center approaches a career as a global pursuit. 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 training. 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 skill levels in six months. Our Total ImmersionSM 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.
MEET YOUR INTERNATIONAL ADVISORS
Alejandra Garcia comes to ICC from the big state of Texas, where she worked in ESL Services in the International Office at the University of Texas. Her advice to students thinking of studying overseas: “Plan ahead, and feel free to ask every question you may have. It’s important to be more excited than stressed about studying abroad.”
AnNur combines experience working with international students in higher education with a tremendous passion for food. Her background includes jobs in the hospitality 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 students’ true desire to learn, absorb and explore everything ICC and its campuses offer.
PRIME LOCATIONS IN THE HEART OF NYC AND SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
With a five-story flagship school in the culinary capital of New York City’s Soho, and state-of-the-art kitchens in Northern California, ICC offers students an unrivalled access to acclaimed restaurants, vineyards and chefs.
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 and college degree.
AN AWARD-WINNING 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 in 2012 and 2013 and the Best Vocational School from International Association of Culinary Professionals for the past three years.
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
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
In October 2013, 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 in 2014.
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