Michael Chernow, ICC Grad and owner of Seamore's

Food Business Fundamentals

Launch Your Food Business With The Experts

Food Business Fundamentals (formerly Culinary Entrepreneurship) provides you with the tools, strategy and resources needed to launch, and expand, your restaurant, product or business within the growing food industry.

Watch the video to hear from ICC Graduate and Meatball Shop Founder Michael Chernow

Fields marked with an * are required
GET FREE INFORMATION

By submitting this form, you will receive information about programs and classes according to the terms of our Privacy Policy. You may unsubscribe at any time.

ICC's Food Business Program

Designed by industry experts and world-class academics, ICC’s Food Business Fundamentals program (formerly Culinary Entrepreneurship) goes beyond the traditional restaurant management course. This immersive, personalized program provides students with the tools, strategies and confidence to launch, manage and grow a new or existing food business.

The program begins by demystifying the start up process, guiding students through the steps of business planning. Offered in a blended-format combining face-to-face instruction with online learning modules, this 90-hour program is fast-paced and intense. Over the 6-week course, students apply learned business tools and concepts to develop their own business plan with weekly feedback and review from instructors. At the end, students have the opportunity to pitch their idea to industry and investment experts.

Schedule Breakdown, 8 hours in person plus 7 hours online equals 90 hours over 6 weeks

Comprised of six 8-hour in-person sessions on Saturdays, and approximately 42-hours of online modules, you’ll be able to access coursework, materials, community and support when it’s most convenient for you. This combination allows flexibility for working professionals and career changers.

GAIN CRITICAL BUSINESS SKILLS FOR ANY VENTURE
From Restaurants, Cafés & Bars to Packaged Products, Food Trucks and More

Each week you’ll complete project-based assignments to test your business assumptions while receiving support and feedback from your instructors. These weekly assignments build upon and support the next as you work towards developing your business plan. By the end of the program, you’ll not only have a complete and actionable business plan to pitch to investors, but you will have gained the knowledge and skills to successfully manage your business.

Program Topics Include:
  • Foundations of successful entrepreneurship
  • Project planning and the startup process
  • How to write a business plan
  • Key elements of concept design and business modeling
  • Tools for evaluating the marketplace
  • Effective brand building
  • Feasibility techniques for financing
  • Effective cash flow management
  • Front & Back of house management
  • Food product manufacturing & distribution best practices
  • Importance of team building and leadership management
  • How to pitch your idea and source funding
LEARN FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS
Access Our Network & Gain Mentors

ICC’s instructors and network of industry leaders provides the ideal environment to cultivate the next generation of food business owners. Receive expert instruction from world-class academics such as the prestigious Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, leading restaurant groups like Bold Food and more. Our instructors are successful business owners and consultants who provide real-world experience, mentorship and support. You’ll benefit from establishing these valuable relationships long after the program ends.

Meet Your Instructors

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN 6 WEEKS

  • Session 1: Entrepreneurship
    What does it mean to be an entrepreneur? Are you ready to build your business? Discover how culinary entrepreneurs approach business modeling and identify opportunity.
  • Session 2: Concept Development
    Critical to the success of any new venture is a clearly defined concept. This is a deep dive into the key elements of concept design & defining your brand.
  • Session 3: Marketing
    A successful marketing strategy is the foundation of a successful business. Your marketing plan will define your measures of success and how you plan to get there.
  • Session 4: Finance
    Get hands-on assistance with start up and operational financing. Learn how to effectively build out and analyze financials in order to quantify your assumptions and goals.
  • Session 5: Operations
    What do you actually have to “do” to launch your venture and manage it day-to-day? Operations is the tactical plan of activities and processes that support your launch and manage your business.
  • Session 6: Practice Pitch
    Now, your business plan is complete! Practice pitching your idea to industry and investment experts to receive priceless feedback.

In addition to completing weekly business plan assignments online, students also complete topic-specific online modules, designed to narrow the focus on matters relevant to their business goals. Topics include:

  • Human Resources & Personnel Issues
  • Real Estate
  • NYC Licensing & Permitting
  • Managing Revenue
  • Food Costing
  • Building a Brand
  • Designing & Implementing a Beverage Program
  • Social Media
  • Facility Design & Construction
  • Kitchen & BOH Management
  • Food Products 101
JOIN OUR NETWORK OF ALUMNI
These Graduates Began Their Food Businesses At ICC
BUSINESS BITES
Networking Events, Panel Discussions & Resources

Business Bites, presented by the Food Business Fundamentals program, is a series of workshops, discussion panels, networking events and resources designed to support chefs, business owners and entrepreneurs in the food industry. Previous panel discussions include Financing Your Startup, Feeding Your Social Strategy, Perfecting Your Pitch and more. Check out some of our Business Bites Resources below, or click here for the full archive of articles!

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

CLASS SCHEDULES
Classes start year round

For more class dates throughout the year, please contact David Lopez at dlopez@culinarycenter.com or +1 (646) 254-7522

Daytime – Sat – 6 Weeks
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Upcoming Classes:
09/12/2020

10/17/2020 – $6,950

COURSE OVERVIEWS
Classes start year-round

SCHEDULE A TOUR
Book a 1-on-1 consultation
Fields marked with an * are required

Tours Available M-Th 9am to 5pm and Fri 9am to 3pm.
For Saturday Tours, Please Contact Us



UPCOMING OPEN HOUSES
NEW YORK CAMPUS
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon
TUITION INCLUDES:
  • Application fee
  • 24/7 online access and support
Sous Vide dish

Sous Vide Intensive

chef herve teaching

Learn to incorporate modern sous vide techniques into your restaurant or home kitchen through ICC’s re-launched Sous Vide Intensive!

In this 2-day hands-on course—taught by ICC’s Director of Culinary Arts & Technology, Chef Hervé Malivert—you’ll gain an understanding of how time and temperature influence taste and texture, learning to apply proper safety techniques to sous vide preparations. Combining practical and theoretical instruction into one, you’ll evaluate the difference between classic preparations and sous vide cooking methods, as well as taste side-by-side comparisons of various temperatures, and times of cooking protein.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Through this course, you’ll learn the techniques behind low temperature cooking and how to adapt them to your own kitchen—whether you plan to use what you learn in a professional restaurant or home kitchen setting! You’ll explore both professional grade equipment and at-home versions of immersion circulators, as well as the difference between using sous vide vacuum bags and other alternatives. Through this course, you’ll learn to control temperature to the exact “done-ness” and discover how sous vide methods can allow the use of different meat cuts. By the end, you’ll taste, test and explore various applications of sous vide cooking for your kitchen, with an array of proteins, vegetables and more! Plus, Chef Hervé will share some of his tips for plating any number of these dishes to perfection!

  • Understanding of sous vide cooking methods (including best practices and what to avoid)
  • To apply proper safety techniques
  • Introduction to sous vide equipment (including professional grade immersion circulators, as well as new at-home versions)
  • How to use and take care of various equipment for restaurant & home kitchen use
  • Techniques for using vacuum chambers vs food sealers and alternative methods to vacuum-pack bags
  • Influence of time & temperature on taste & texture
  • Evaluate the difference between classic & sous vide preparations
commercial sous vide machine
CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES
ICC French Pastries

Pastry Techniques

If the mere mention of elegant French pastries or exquisite cakes makes your heart race, ICC’s Pastry Techniques course may just be what you’re looking for. Through this in-depth course, bakers get a taste of a professional pastry kitchen, taking their skills to new heights and learning how to create a wide range of desserts.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

Taught by ICC’s inspiring pastry chef-instructors, these small, high-energy classes are hands-on, exciting and a great training ground for the at-home baker who wants to learn techniques employed by professional pastry chefs in the industry.

Come to class each day, slip on your baker’s whites and get ready to discover how to handle a pastry bag with precision, temper and mold chocolate, decorate cakes and much more—skills that will become second nature as you progress through 100 hours of fast-paced training. Best of all, you’ll do it at your own well-equipped workstation, in the same modern facilities used by the school’s career students.

Serious amateurs will learn to:

  • Bake cakes and tarts
  • Work with chocolate
  • Construct mousses and hot & cold desserts
  • Make petits fours
  • Create sugar syrups, meringues and buttercreams
  • Develop skills in cake decoration
  • Make puff pastry and pâte a choux
  • Use baking tools and equipment properly
  • Become familiar with the ingredients of the pastry kitchen
TUITION INCLUDES

Application fee
Uniform
Tool kit
Books and supplies
“Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

Purchase a gift certificate

ICC French Pastries
CLASS SCHEDULES

For more class dates throughout the year, please contact David Lopez at dlopez@culinarycenter.com or +1 (646) 254-7522

None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Cake Decorating: Figurines

Recreating life in food requires great carving and sculpting skills. Learn the art of modeling figurines to make your next food fantasy come to life.

The art is in the details, and every cake decorator needs a supply of decorative techniques to bring their creation to life. Learn how to bring 3-dimensional elements of real life to your design. With instruction from world-class cake specialists, this 3-day class will give you the confidence to mold, sculpt, and color an assortment of figures and objects that will amaze!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make modeling chocolate and sugar gum paste
  • Create fruit shapes, humans, animals and inanimate objects through rolled fondant, sugar gum paste, modeling chocolate and marzipan.
  • To make and apply rice cereal treats
  • Coloring with airbrushing and luster dusts
  • Create a “fantasy” scene with figurines using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students

Purchase a gift certificate

CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Cake Decorating: Advanced Piping

Practice makes perfect! Advance your piping techniques in our 3-day course.

Creating a cake masterpiece is no easy feat! Every cake artist knows that piping is the definitive decorating expression. In this 3-day, hands-on cake decorating course, you’ll gain valuable hands-on training to advance your piping technique from some of New York City’s best cake designers.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • To make royal icing and American buttercream
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • Piping exercises including basketweave, brush embroidery, filigree, flooding, and lace
  • To create buttercream flowers and leaves
  • Decorate a 6″ dummy cake using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students

Purchase a gift certificate.

CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Cake Decorating with Chocolate

Chocolate isn’t just for bonbons and candies! Using this delicious (but delicate) medium for cake decorating is a secret weapon for any advanced cake decorator. Taught by some of New York City’s best cake designers, this 4-day, hands-on cake class will teach you the science and art of tempering chocolate and enhance your skills using ganache, modeling chocolate and a variety of decorations to adorn your next masterpiece.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Principals of chocolate tempering and ganache
  • Basic chocolate decorations including cut-outs, cigarettes, curls, and bows
  • To make and use modeling chocolate
  • To use cocoa butter colors, as well as milk and white chocolates
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • Bake and decorate a 9” chocolate ganache layered cake with chocolate decorations using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students

Purchase a gift certificate

CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Cake Decorating: Carved Cakes

Carving a cake to your client’s desire is no “piece of cake”! Constructing a carved cake masterpiece requires being an adept baker, knowing the finer points of cake and frosting. In this 3-day, hands-on cake course taught by world-class cake specialists, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge to stack, carve, and decorate your next creation!

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Basic cake and frosting principals
  • Cake construction including baking, layering, and stacking with dowels
  • To construct and use paper cornets
  • To make and apply rice cereal treats
  • Cake carving
  • Rolled Fondant applications
  • To create and decorate a carved cake using a provided design
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Toolkit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students
CLASS SCHEDULES

06/08/2020

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Fundamentals of Wine

Like any great field of study, wine appreciation is a life-long endeavor. It can start out intimidating and mysterious, but with structured guidance, a fascinating world of smell, taste and flavor – can awaken. In this intensive 3-day program, learn to taste and describe wine as we travel through commercially important wine regions of the world.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

We begin with the historical context of the great regions of Europe and taste benchmark examples of the classic styles – from sparkling to still, to fortified. We’ll make sense of how these wines came to be and their current relevance in the global wine market.

Not to be outdone, the regions we refer to as the New World, the Americas, the Antipodes and South Africa, have an equally compelling story to tell. We’ll taste the New Classics and draw comparisons to, and discern differences from, their Old World predecessors. In a global market, it’s the planet’s vineyards competing for market share! With our 3-day intensive training, you’ll begin to think differently about the business of wine and – to your great pleasure – eat and drink more deeply with your new life skills.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies

Purchase a gift certificate

CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Charcuterie & Pâtés

Imagine setting out beautifully arranged plates of pâtés, saucisson and prosciutto —all made at home in your very own kitchen. At ICC, you can learn elements of the craft of the charcutier, a trade that has been around for centuries. Getting a taste of life as a charcutier doesn’t have to take a big bite out of your schedule, however; by simply following our trademark Total ImmersionSM training method, you’ll be amazed by how much you’ll gain in just 15 class hours. Don your own set chef’s whites, enter our professional kitchens and listen as chef-instructors share the techniques, tips and trade secrets that took them years to learn.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

You’ll walk away with hands-on knowledge to make fresh-cured bacon, prosciutto, fresh and dry-cured sausages, pâtés, pork rillettes and duck and ham confit. Among the subjects discussed will be the traditions of charcuterie; an overview of pig anatomy and butchery; methods used to salt, smoke and cure meats; and techniques of working with seasonings, casings and more.

TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Uniform
  • Tool kit
  • Books and supplies
  • “Family meal” prepared by culinary program students (weekdays)

Purchase a gift certificate

CLASS SCHEDULES
None Scheduled.
Check Back Soon

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES

Olive Oil Sommelier Certification

olive oil sommelier

Developed in partnership with the Olive Oil Times Education Lab, ICC’s Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program offers groundbreaking education in the diverse world of olive oil. Created for aspiring olive oil sommeliers, this cutting-edge five-day certification course brings together the world’s foremost olive oil experts and educators for lessons spanning production, quality management and advanced sensory assessment. Throughout the 35-hour course, you’ll taste samples of oils from around the world through interactive tasting sessions designed to develop sensory memory, while examining olive oil defects and quality characteristics.

The course begins by examining the history and cultivation of the olive tree, delving into harvest and the methods used in olive oil production. You’ll explore olive oil chemistry, testing methods and quality standards. With an emphasis on building advanced sensory assessment techniques, you’ll sample olive oils through instructional tasting exercises. Then you’ll put what you’ve learned into action—participating in formal proficiency testing and selective trials to identify cultivars, the presence and degree of defect, and quality characteristics.

Executive Director, Olive Oil Sommelier Certification program: Curtis Cord, publisher of Olive Oil Times and president of the New York International Olive Oil Competition.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
  • Olive tree history, cultivation and harvesting
  • Production, processing and olive oil chemistry
  • Olive oil grades and standards
  • Advanced sensory assessment and tasting techniques
  • Food pairing
  • Shelf-life and quality management
  • Olive cultivars and terroir
  • Olive oil defects and positive attributes
  • Organic farming and biodiversity
  • Advanced milling techniques and filtering
  • Regional sensorial characteristics of monocultivar oils
TUITION INCLUDES
  • Application fee
  • Books and supplies
  • Certified cobalt tasting glass
  • Certificate of completion at course end
About Olive Oil Times Education Lab:

The Olive Oil Times Education Lab supports projects that foster a greater understanding of olive oil through collaborative initiatives with partner organizations. Olive Oil Times is an independent online publication, and the leading source of olive oil industry news and information.

CLASS SCHEDULES

08/24/2020

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Important: Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy and dress code. Check back frequently to see new start dates or contact us at 888.324.2433. Although the International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC, this course does not fall within the scope of the commission’s accreditation. This non-professional course is designed for personal enrichment and is not intended to qualify a student for employment.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Jun 2020

CULINARY TECHNIQUES


06/03/2020 -

06/30/2020 – $8,230
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

CAKE DECORATING CARVED CAKES


06/08/2020 -

06/10/2020 – $495
Mon-Wed, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

ESSENTIALS OF ITALIAN COOKING


06/08/2020 -

06/12/2020 – $1,625
Mon-Fri 5:45 pm – 10:45 pm

ESSENTIALS OF PASTRY ARTS


06/15/2020 -

06/19/2020 – $1,550
Mon-Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

CHOCOLATE, CANDY & CONFECTIONS


06/22/2020 -

06/26/2020 – $1,030
Mon – Fri 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

FOOD STYLING FOR MEDIA


06/26/2020 -

06/27/2020 – $595
Fri & Sat* 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
*Saturday classes are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Jul 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CAKE DECORATING


07/06/2020 -

07/10/2020 – $1,030
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Aug 2020

ARTISANAL BREAD BAKING


08/17/2020 -

08/21/2020 – $1,575
Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

OLIVE OIL SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION


08/24/2020 -

08/28/2020 $2,800
Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

UPCOMING CLASSES