Alain Sailhac
Dean Emeritus

The Outstanding Culinary Artist
At the International Culinary Center, Chef Alain can’t be missed. He’s everywhere. Stopping by classrooms. Counseling students, one on one. Always inspiring our staff and students to reach for excellence and attain it. Chef Alain began his distinguished career in France, cooked his way around the world, and ultimately took New York’s restaurant scene by storm. He helped Le Cygne capture four stars from the New York Times and brought fame, fortune and a three-star rating to the legendary Manhattan restaurant Le Cirque. Here, he trained some of today’s culinary stars, including David Bouley, Rick Moonen and Terrance Brennan. In 1991 he focused his colossal talent and experience on inspiring and training the students of the International Culinary Center. In 1997 Chef Alain received the Silver Toque when he was named the Chef of the Year by the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France), an award that places him among the world’s outstanding culinary artists. He also has been awarded the prestigious Chevalier du Mérite Agricole and in 2003 was inducted into the Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation.

Chef Alain is passionate about sharing his knowledge and continues to be a guiding force in American cuisine by mentoring the next generations of chefs.

Accolades and Achievements

  • Helped Le Cygne capture four stars from the New York Times
  • Helped the legendary Le Cirque achieve fame and capture a three-star rating
  • Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit Award)
  • Chevalier du Mérite Agricole
  • James Beard Foundation, Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America
  • Silver Spoon Award, Food Arts magazine
  • Silver Toque Chef of the Year, Maîtres Cuisiniers de France (Master Chefs of France)
COURSE OVERVIEWS
Classes start year-round

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UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
NEW YORK CAMPUS
10/04/2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

10/22/2016 - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread

12/08/2016 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm -

Courses Covered: Culinary, Pastry, Italian, Cake, Bread