BuildingCommunityWe strive to offer the best training possible, serving the culinary community and beyond.  Below are just a few of the ways we work to make a difference.

Training and Scholarships

All prospective students can receive guidance on financial aid, as well as a variety of scholarships for career training programs including a $5-million military scholarship program and special awards for international students. Visit the scholarship section of the website for more information.

Working with Charitable Organizations

We collaborate with charities and organizations to bring educational opportunities to communities in need.

Since 2017, the International Culinary Center has opened it’s doors—and kitchens—to our friends at Hot Bread Kitchen, providing them with the kitchen space and resources to grow their culinary training program, doubling the number of low-income and immigrant women graduating from the program and entering the food industry. As the new home of Hot Bread Kitchen’s culinary training program, ICC is excited to be a part of bringing culinary education to under-employed women, and create opportunities for the program to grow and thrive in New York City. Learn more about our partnership with Hot Bread Kitchen and see some of the highlights from our first graduation ceremony, celebrating the women who completed the program at ICC this past year!

For more than 25 years, ICC has provided scholarships to the Career through Culinary Arts Program (C-Cap), which works nationwide to prepare under-served high school students for training and careers in the food industry.

ICC also grants scholarships through The Culinary Trust, Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, American Institute of Wine and Food and the James Beard Foundation.

ICC regularly donates food to The New York City Rescue Mission, which has been serving the homeless since 1872.

Beginning in the fall of 2017, ICC created a charity bake sale event—Pastryland—to highlight the talents of rising Pastry Chefs and give back to the community. Proceeds from Pastryland have benefited City Harvest and Hot Bread Kitchen. Dozens of NYC’s top pastry chefs, restaurants and bakeries join together to donate their time, and talent, to create exclusive desserts and treats for the bake sale.


Since the launch of Stage NYC in the beginning of 2017, ICC has supported this initiative by providing kitchen-classrooms, equipment & hands-on instruction to train out-of-work youth the technical skills needed to successfully fill positions within the culinary industry.

Community and Student Outreach

Every year, our students volunteer at several galas that raise money to benefit worthy charities, including Share Our Strength, City Harvest and Bronx Academy of Letters. In addition, many regularly help others through such organizations as:

  • God’s Love We Deliver (as members of their food prep team)
  • James Beard Foundation (as kitchen/event volunteers and office workers)
  • City Harvest (as volunteer teachers for cooking demos and in public school classrooms)
  • NYC Greenmarket (at demos and booths at markets)
  • South Bronx Food Cooperative (general help and logistics)
  • Hot Bread Kitchen (mentors for start-up businesses)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank (as members of their food prep team)

As the International Culinary Center continues to evolve and expand, so will our efforts to contribute to our community.

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