For anyone looking to launch a career in the culinary industry quickly, earning a cooking certificate or a culinary arts diploma are options to consider. Programs are completed in less than 9-12 months and typically offer flexible class schedules. These often intensive courses start students on their way to secure careers in a wide variety of fields in the food industry upon graduation.

Not all programs are created equal, though. It is important to understand the details of the cooking program you are interested in and how it matches your unique skills and needs toward your career. Also be sure the school to which you are applying is accredited.


Why Earn a Culinary Diploma

In addition to a culinary diploma opening a number of doors for those interested in getting into the industry, graduates often find the training and instruction they receive through their education helps them advance up the ladder in the kitchen more quickly.


Earn your Grand Diplome from ICC

At the International Culinary Center, we have developed a unique Total ImmersionSM program. In as little as 6 months, our students can earn their Grand Diplome and be ready to enter the industry with more than 200 techniques in their arsenal of skills. The International Culinary Center is accredited by the ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges), and have received their highest honor, the ACCSC’s School of Excellence, for 2012 in NYC and 2013 in California. The International Association of Industry Professionals (IACP) has named ICC as the top vocational cooking school since 2010.

Continue Your Culinary Education at The New School

Students in the Professional Culinary Arts and Pastry programs at ICC have the ability to transfer credits to The New School in New York City to earn a bachelor’s degree. ICC and The New School have an agreement which allows students who are admitted to The New School’s bachelor’s program in Food Studies to receive transfer credits. The New School is known for its innovative divisions: Parsons School of Design and Mannes School of Music.

The B.A. or B.S. degree in food studies is the gateway to careers and graduate studies in food policy research and advocacy, environmentally sustainable agriculture, food marketing, distribution, culinary journalism and a variety of careers in the food and culinary businesses.


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