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4 Ways To Minimize Your Food Waste This Thanksgiving

Creating a beautiful Thanksgiving table that’s both tasty and environmentally friendly doesn’t have to be difficult. We spoke with Chef Ben Grebel, ICC Chef-Instructor of 6 years and one of our Professional Culinary Arts + Farm-to-Table program coordinators to learn how he eliminates food waste and makes his Thanksgiving table more sustainable.

Below, get his tips for using all of your scraps, fats and bones to create a delicious meal while minimizing food waste!

Break Down Your Turkey

Breaking down your turkey should be the first step in creating your Thanksgiving meal. Chef Ben recommends removing the turkey breasts and legs from the carcass and setting these aside. Then, break down the actual carcass and roast the bones in the oven—if the turkey neck is inside of the turkey, this can be roasted as well.

By roasting the carcass, you will be bringing out layers of flavor and using this to create a stock. This will make it so that you won’t have to make a separate stock or a demi-glaze from the store, saving you time and money.

Save Your Scraps

When you’re prepping vegetables for your stuffing or side dishes, save any scraps that you produce. These scraps can be sautéed and used in the next waste saving tip!

Make a Stock

Use the sautéed vegetable scraps to add flavor to your stock! Add the roasted turkey carcass and vegetables, in addition to thyme, bay leaf and black pepper to a stock pot with water on your stove. The offal from the turkey can also be added to the pot, which will give your stock a more mineral flavor.

Reserve The Fat

On the day of Thanksgiving, season and roast the turkey breasts and legs. While the stock and turkey are cooking, skim any residual fat from both and use this to incorporate into any other recipes that need additional flavor—the fat is particularly perfect for stuffing!

By using these methods to reduce your waste, you can get the most out of the ingredients that you’re using, save money, and positively impact the environment, all while infusing more flavor into your food. Happy Thanksgiving!

ICC's Season of Savings

ICC’s Season of Savings Returns With Winter Scholarships

Up To $130,000 In Culinary & Pastry Scholarships For Winter Classes

Culinary student choppingThis holiday season, don’t miss out on giving yourself the gift of a lifetime: a culinary or pastry education!

We’re excited to announce the return of ICC’s Season of Savings to help you be on your way to a new culinary or pastry career before the New Year. This Winter, ICC will award up to $130,000 in scholarships to eligible students who demonstrate financial need beginning in our November and December Professional Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts programs through as many as 17 scholarships. Take advantage of this opportunity to begin achieving your culinary or pastry goals and graduate ready to work in just months!

pastry studentShare your educational and career goals with us in a video or 500-word essay, along with your scholarship application and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for one of the following scholarship awards:

  • Two (2) $15,000 scholarships available
  • Five (5) $10,000 scholarships available
  • Ten (10) $5,000 scholarships available

 

Start your New Year’s resolution’s early! While scholarship applications for our November classes are now closed, there’s still time to apply to get into the kitchen with a scholarship from ICC this winter. Applications must be submitted before 5pm on November 25 for December class scholarships to be considered. Submit your application today! Click here to see scholarship eligibility requirements and application details.

REMAINING ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS

Professional Culinary Arts
Click here for program details.
Evening- M,W,F – 9 Months
5:45 pm to 10:45 pm
12/04/2018 – 09/28/2020
Daytime – M-F – 6 Months
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
12/19/2019 – 06/16/2020
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be an applicant of one of the above Professional Culinary Arts programs.
  • Must be a permanent resident or U.S. Citizen.
  • Demonstrate financial need—applicants must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than one week prior to the application due date.
  • Must complete the scholarship application and submit a video or 500-word essay describing your educational and career goals.
  • All required documentation must be submitted prior to starting a program in order to be considered.

Please note that financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for academic year 2019/2020. FAFSA must be completed one week prior to the application deadline in order to be considered for the scholarship.

FAFSA DEADLINE

  • NOVEMBER 18 for the December class scholarships

*No student may receive a combination of institutional or external scholarships that exceeds their out-of-pocket tuition cost.

spring scholarship specials

ICC’s Spring Scholarships Special Announced

LET YOUR EDUCATION BLOOM AT ICC THIS SPRING

Spring is just around the corner and while April showers bring May flowers, our Spring Scholarships Special is sure to brighten your day and help you pursue your culinary or pastry education this April!

We’re excited to announce FIVE of our largest scholarship awards are being offered to help you take the first step in pursuing your culinary or pastry career this spring. Begin in any of the Professional Culinary Arts of Professional Pastry Arts programs this April and you could be eligible to receive one of our spring scholarships with awards ranging from $10,000-$25,000 towards your tuition. Plus, if you begin in any of the evening culinary or pastry programs in April, you’ll receive instant savings with our Special Spring Pricing.

Submitting your application is easy! All you need is to submit your FAFSA, complete the scholarship application online, and share your educational and career goals in either a short essay or 1 minute video. Imagine, just 60 seconds could help you save up to $25,000 on your culinary or pastry education!

Did you know, based on your FAFSA, if you’re eligible for the maximum amount in Federal Grants, the $25,000 ICC Grand Culinary Scholarship could cover the remaining costs of the Professional Culinary Arts April evening program? Same goes for the $25,000 ICC Grand Pastry Scholarship and the April evening Pastry Arts programs! This means you could pursue your culinary or pastry dreams this summer with NO out-of-pocket expenses for your education!

Don’t wait to let your dream career blossom—check out all the ways you can get into the kitchen with a scholarship from ICC this spring. Submit your application today!

Culinary Scholarships

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ICC Grand Culinary Scholarship

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $25,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL CULINARY ARTS programs:

  • 4/4/2019 Professional Culinary Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)
  • 4/8/2019 Professional Culinary Arts (Mon, Wed, Fri, Eve)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • Applications are now closed. Please check back for future dates.

AWARD DATE:

  • March 29, 2019

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

A student working

ICC $15,000 Culinary Scholarship

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $15,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL CULINARY ARTS programs:

  • 4/4/2019 Professional Culinary Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)
  • 4/8/2019 Professional Culinary Arts (Mon, Wed, Fri, Eve)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • Applications are now closed. Please check back for future dates.

AWARD DATE:

  • March 29, 2019

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

Pastry Scholarships

A student working

ICC Grand Pastry Scholarship

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $25,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL PASTRY ARTS programs:

  • 4/1/2019  Professional Pastry Arts (Mon, Wed & Fri, Eve)
  • 4/2/2019 Professional Pastry Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • Applications are now closed, please check back for future dates.

AWARD DATE:

  • March 22, 2019

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

A student's dessert

ICC $15,000 PASTRY SCHOLARSHIP

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $15,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL PASTRY ARTS programs:

  • 4/1/2019 Professional Pastry Arts (Mon, Wed & Fri, Eve)
  • 4/2/2019 Professional Pastry Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • Applications are now closed, please check back for future dates.

AWARD DATE:

  • March 22, 2019

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

friends of the icc

Friends of the ICC Scholarship

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $10,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in the following PROFESSIONAL PASTRY ARTS program:

  • 04/27/2019 Professional Pastry Arts (Tues & Thurs, Eve, Sat, Day)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • Applications are now closed, please check back for future dates.

AWARD DATE:

  • April 22, 2019

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

Holiday Scholarship Special

ICC’s Holiday Scholarship Specials Announced

'TIS THE SEASON FOR SAVINGS

This holiday season, don’t miss out on giving yourself the gift of a lifetime: a culinary or pastry education!

We’re excited to announce our Holiday Scholarship Specials to help you be on your way to a new culinary or pastry career before the New Year! Begin in ICC’s Professional Culinary Arts of Professional Pastry Arts programs this November or December and you could be eligible to receive one of our holiday scholarships with awards ranging from $15,000-$25,000.

Start your New Year’s resolution’s early—check out all the ways you can get into the kitchen with a scholarship from ICC this winter. Submit your application today!

Culinary

A student working

ICC Grand Culinary Scholarship

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $25,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL CULINARY ARTS programs:

  • 11/30/2018 Professional Culinary Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)
  • 12/11/2018 Professional Culinary Arts (Tues & Thurs, Eve + Sat, Day)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • November 12, 2018

AWARD DATE:

  • November 19, 2018

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

A student working

ICC $15,000 Culinary Scholarship

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $15,000 (multiple available)

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL CULINARY ARTS program:

  • 11/30/2018 Professional Culinary Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)
  • 12/11/2018 Professional Culinary Arts (Tues & Thurs, Eve + Sat, Day)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • November 12, 2018

AWARD DATE:

  • November 19, 2018

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

Pastry

A student working

ICC Grand Pastry Scholarship

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $25,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL PASTRY ARTS programs:

  • 11/28/2018 Professional Pastry Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)
  • 12/14/2018 Professional Pastry Arts (Mon, Wed & Fri, Eve)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • November 12, 2018

AWARD DATE:

  • November 19, 2018

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.

A student's dessert

ICC $15,000 PASTRY SCHOLARSHIP

Financial need is a criterion for this scholarship. Applicants must complete a FAFSA.

AWARD AMOUNT: $15,000

ELIGIBLE CLASSES
Must be enrolled in one of the following PROFESSIONAL PASTRY ARTS programs:

  • 11/28/2018 Professional Pastry Arts (Mon-Fri, Day)
  • 12/14/2018 Professional Pastry Arts (Mon, Wed & Fri, Eve)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

  • November 12, 2018

AWARD DATE:

  • November 19, 2018

Click here for eligibility requirements and application details.