Study In The Heart of Silicon Valley
Between the Napa Valley vineyards and the fresh-caught seafood of Monterey Bay lies ICC’s Campbell, CA campus, bringing 30+ years of experience in culinary, pastry and wine education to the Bay Area.
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IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA CAMPUS
The International Culinary Center will be consolidating operations at the California campus with the flagship New York City campus in the second half of 2019. Students entering the Professional Culinary Arts and Intensive Sommelier Training programs in January 2019 will be the final graduating classes to begin at the California campus—the Campbell campus will no longer be accepting applications beyond those start dates.
This change will not affect current students currently enrolled in ICC’s California branch-campus, or students enrolled to begin in the final classes at the Campbell location. The completion of a student’s education has been—and continues to be—a core tenet of ICC, and all active students will be able to complete instruction in their current programs on campus and graduate at the school. The school is committed to ensuring a seamless student experience in California and to offering the full suite of services that students have come to expect from ICC. ICC students and alumni will continue to receive ongoing career services, including job placement assistance, from our New York campus.
By consolidating campuses, we will continue ICC’s educational programs at the flagship location in New York City, an environment that serves as a launching pad for the global culinary landscape, as envisioned by our founder Dorothy Cann Hamilton almost 35 years ago.
Why study culinary arts in the Bay Area? With access to California’s year-round growing climate, supplying more than 50% of the nations produce, it’s a dream location for chefs to have quality, organic produce, farms, ranches and markets at their fingertips. As the center of the Farm-to-Table movement, it’s a unique place to learn about food systems and sustainability in the region.
Silicon Valley is home to tech giants like Google, Apple and Facebook, as well as Stanford University. Start-ups and the spirit of innovation is a way of life here. ICC is at the intersection of where food meets tech in Campbell, launching the Silicon Valley Corporate Chefs Cook-off in 2015, a heated battle between top culinary talents from Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and more. With opportunities for cooks in restaurants, corporate dining, catering and hotels, the rise of Downtown Campbell’s restaurants, bars, and shopping centers contribute to the growing job market in the area.
- San Francisco is a leading culinary destination. The famous San Francisco Ferry Building offers an incredible farmers market and artisan retailers.
- The Big Sur coastline between Carmel and Morro Bay is a breathtaking stretch of the California coast with hiking, camping, beaches, restaurants and spas. Approx 2 hours south of the school.
- Santa Cruz has many beaches and mountain trails to explore—a short 35- to 45-minute drive from school (there is also an express bus from downtown San Jose).
- Lake Vasona in nearby Los Gatos is ideal for jogging and picnics.
- The Monterey Bay (approx. 1.25 hours from school) is a great place to see oceanic wildlife, either from a dock or from a boat.
- San Francisco 49ers play at the nearby Levi’s stadium in Santa Clara and Giants baseball play at AT&T Park right on the San Francisco Bay.