International Culinary Center is featured in Muine Magazine Korea for our distinguished Culinary Arts alumni, Wylie Dufresne (1993) and Dan Barber (1994), as well as our Professional Culinary Arts plus Farm to Table program.
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Professional Culinary Arts+Farm To Table
The ICC (International Culinary Center) developed a Farm To Table course. ICC graduate Dan Barber and his restaurant Blue Hill and the Stone Barns center got together. Through the course you learn traditional culinary skills and how ingredients grow and are farmed as well as what is the best conditions for the best flavour of the ingredients. Highlight is the last part which features a week at Stone Barns. You use local, fresh ingredients to cook, learn about soil health and vegetable farming, humane animal husbandry and whole animal cooking to form a memorable week which ends with a menu created by the students. The ICC has 30 years of tradition and students from approximately 80 countries attend. Koreans are the highest proportion of the overseas students. Each class is limited to 12 students and students acquire experience from working at the Michelin recommended restaurant L’Ecole located in New York’s SoHo. This course can be taken in spring and autumn. www.internationalculinarycenter.com”
This summer’s publication ‘The Third Plate’ includes one chef’s cooking philosophy and the entirety of American food culture. The writer is the developer of the ground breaking course that is offered at New York’s ICC(International Culinary Center) called “Farm-To-Table”, Dan Barber. Dan is a graduate of the ICC (’94). After growing into a talented chef he has gone back to give to the ICC which opened up the culinary world for him.”
To use new technology you need to have the basic cooking skills, which is why it is still relevant for aspiring chefs to go to cooking school, he said. What he remembers most from his ICC culinary school days is that he learned the most necessary cooking skills in the intensive program. This is the foundation of his work and that is how creativity is born.