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Bake yourself a new career in 8 weeks

ICC has the only accredited professional bread baking program of its kind in the US. In eight weeks, you’ll bake an array of breads with global origins in our pristine New York City kitchens.

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THE ICC ADVANTAGE

ICC has the only accredited professional bread baking program of its kind in the US. In eight weeks, you’ll travel the world through bread baking in our pristine New York City kitchens. Develop a fundamental understanding of the science, ingredients and techniques you need to master artisanal hand-crafted breads.

A LEARNING EXPERIENCE LIKE NO OTHER
Begin with ICC’s unique Total ImmersionSM approach

A freshly baked loaf of bread is more than a simple pleasure; it can be the opening act to an inspired meal and stands as a centuries-old cultural symbol. Completing the Art of International Bread Baking at ICC’s Soho, NY, campus, will instill the knowledge and skills to craft traditional loaves from around the globe, following artisanal bread-baking techniques passed down through generations of bread bakers.

The professional bread baking program is structured to simulate the demands of a professional kitchen or bakery. Your class will be divided into small groups, each responsible for completing a set number of breads each day. You’ll work as a team to accomplish the day’s assignments, developing time management, planning and communication skills that will serve you well in your career. Learning to make bread requires hands-on practice, and students get their own steam-injection deck oven. Each class ends with an evaluation, establishing a framework for assessing quality.

Learn From Masterful Chef-Instructors

Dedicated chef-instructor Johnson Yu shares a wealth of knowledge from his experience as one of the first bakers at Bouchon Bakery and 10 years of teaching at ICC. Under his direction, in a specially outfitted kitchen, you’ll turn out crusty ciabatta and crunchy grissini from Italy, croissants and baguettes from France, Swedish limpa and more. You’ll see how the ingredients come together to create a unique crust and crumb—and how to control these elements to achieve specific results, plus how to shape dough with precision.

A modern and evolving curriculum

The curriculum goes beyond the classics to encompass culinary trends; you’ll use alternative flours to create gluten-free breads and make hearty, healthy breads using seeds and whole grains.

UNPARALLELLED ALUMNI NETWORK & CAREER SERVICES
Graduate fully prepared to begin a new career

The day you graduate from ICC is just the beginning. With the expertise you’ve gained—and the backing of The ICC’s reputation and expanding alumni network—you’ll have access to an exciting world of new opportunities in the culinary industry.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN 8 WEEKS

CLASSIC FRENCH BREADS

Baguettes, brioche, pain de bordelais and other French classics provide the starting point for the course. (These breads are made by hand and carefully mixed and handled, making them the perfect first step to bread fundamentals.) Your chef-instructors will guide you through the steps of bread making, from ingredient selection through storage, teaching you principles you will rely on throughout the program and beyond. You’ll become familiar with the terminology, tools, equipment and organization of a real bakery. By studying the core ingredients of bread (flour, water, yeast and salt), you’ll cultivate an appreciation for how their dymanics affect the final outcome of your product. In addition, you’ll learn the role of pre-ferments and how to calculate bread formulas using “baker’s math.”

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AMONG THE ITEMS FROM THIS UNIT:
  • Pain de mie
  • Petit pain de restaurant
  • Fougasse aux olives
  • Pain au levain, raisins et noix
  • Brioche
  • Nordelais
  • Pain aux cereals
TRADITIONAL ITALIAN BREADS

Learning many of the traditional breads of Italy is the next step to expanding your technique and general know-how of bread making. In this unit, you’ll acquire new skills to bake the breads that hail from this region, such as the use of biga pre-ferments and the doppio impasta mixing method. In addition to covering regional holiday breads, you’ll learn to bake breads using two distinctly Italian ingredients, semolina flour and olive oil.  As you and your team members become more efficient, your team will be challenged to increase the number of loaves you produce each day.

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AMONG THE ITEMS FROM THIS UNIT:
  • Grissini
  • Focaccia and pizza
  • Pane Siciliano
  • Ciabatta
  • Puccia
  • Panettone
  • Pane Toscano
  • Carta di musica
  • Pane Pugliese
GERMAN AND MIDDLE EUROPEAN GRAIN BREADS

Depth of flavor, texture and complex, well-developed crusts are hallmarks of German and Middle European breads. You’ll study wheat flour in more depth to understand how protein and ash content in different types can impact product and define a recipe. You’ll learn how to work with rye, which behaves differently from wheat flour. You’ll also explore more about incorporating whole grains and seeds into your bread. Additional mixing techniques, such as soaker production and using rye starters, will be practiced.

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AMONG THE ITEMS FROM THIS UNIT:
  • Kaiser roll
  • Vollkornbrot
  • Pretzels
  • Caraway rye
  • Walnut rye
  • Bagels
  • Stolen
ART OF ADVANCED BREAD MAKING

Having grounded yourself in the basics, you’ll be ready to take on an assortment of unique breads. You’ll practice and expand your knowledge of flat breads; learn to work with alternative grains and seeds, such as buckwheat, oatmeal, millet and poppy seed; be introduced to making gluten-free breads; and work with laminated doughs, making croissants, pain au chocolat and Danishes. To add to your understanding of flour, your chef-instructors will conduct a milling demonstration using the school’s Austrian stone mill. You’ll discuss bread-related basics important to opening your own business (the equipment you need to set up shop, staffing and production, costing, menu development).

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AMONG THE ITEMS FROM THIS UNIT:
  • Five-grain bread
  • Miche
  • Gluten-free bread
  • Millet bread
  • Rye and whole wheat bread with seeds
  • Buckwheat apple walnut bread

The International Culinary Center® is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The full-time day program is open to enrollment by M-1 nonimmigrant students, in accordance with US Department of Education requirements.

CLASS SCHEDULES
Classes start year round
Daytime – M-F – 8 Weeks
8:30 am to 3:00 pm
Upcoming Classes:
01/26/2017

03/23/2017 – $11,500

04/18/2017

06/13/2017 – $11,500

Financial Aid & Scholarships Available To Those Who Qualify

TUITION INCLUDES:
  • 240 hours diploma program
  • 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio
  • Application fee, uniform, tool kit, books and supplies
  • Culinary Business workshops
  • “Family meal” prepared by Culinary students
  • Carnegie Hall commencement
  • Career Services counseling

Nearby housing is offered at both campuses. Housing fees are separate from the cost of program tuition. 

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