International Culinary Center’s Career Fast-Track Culinary and Pastry Programs Available to Service Members & Their Families

(New York, NY – October TK, 2015) – International Culinary Center (ICC), the global leader in culinary and wine education, introduces the newly expanded ICC Military Scholarship for veterans, active military members, and their spouses and children. Prospective students can enroll in the Professional Culinary Arts or Professional Pastry Arts programs at the school’s New York City or Silicon Valley, California, campus.

The scholarship allows students who are eligible for the maximum in federal grants and 100% Post 9/11 benefits to attend the program with no out-of-pocket expenses.

“Culinary school requires discipline, the ability to take direction and teamwork toward a common goal—the backbone of any efficient kitchen team. All of these qualities are instilled in the military,” explains Erik Murnighan, President of ICC’s New York City school. “We are grateful for the sacrifices our service members and their families make, and delighted to offer veterans, active military and their families the opportunity to attend a world-class school, completing a professional program and entering the job market in as little as six months.”

Military student attendance at the school has been steadily increasing the past year; these students are able to gain an extensive culinary education in 6-9 months through ICC’s fast-track, hands-on approach. The result: real-world skills to maximize their preparation for a culinary career.

Tom Jones, Chef-Instructor of the Pastry Arts program at ICC, served several years in the Army and Marine Corps before returning to the U.S. and becoming an instructor at the school. “The military and culinary fields both require teamwork, attention to detail and commitment to the organization,” says Jones, pointing out the word “service” is used in both military and culinary circles. “The military is a great place to learn skills like teamwork, responsibility and life experiences, and those are assets for working in a kitchen.”

For more information on the ICC Military Scholarships on the New York campus: click here.

For more information on the ICC Military Scholarships on the California campus: click here.