Be inspired by culinary greats such as Jacques Pépin and be ready to work in the world’s best kitchens in 6 to 9 months. The International Culinary Center, founded as The French Culinary Institute, has campuses in New York City and California. Chefs tell us that our graduates are the most respected in the world. Many of our alumni have used their education as a springboard from which their own dreams have flown. (Yes, your networking opportunities are excellent too.) Our training is intense, hands-on, and, our alumni tell us, worth it.