Culinary school graduates smile at ICE's commencement ceremony

Is Culinary School Worth It?

“Culinary school isn’t just important, it’s the greatest gift an aspiring culinarian can give themselves,” says ICE’s Vice President of Education, Richard Simpson. With campuses in two dynamic and

A Black American family preparing food in a kitchen

2024 Juneteenth Events in New York City and Los Angeles

Though it only recently became a federal holiday in 2021, Juneteenth has been celebrated since the end of slavery in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865. Those celebrations often include plenty of

The 2024 James Beard Awards at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Top Culinary Industry Award Shows Name the Best of 2024

In early June, food lovers and culinary industry insiders saw two of the top-tier awards ceremonies pertaining to the industry: San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the James Beard Awards

Huli Huli chicken.

Discover 3 Underrepresented Asian Cuisines You Need to Try

According to a Pew Research study, about one in nine restaurants in America is a restaurant with Asian heritage. While it may be no surprise for those who crave Asian foods, this is nonetheless a huge

An array of dishes from Noodle Lane in Brooklyn.

AAPI Heritage Month Product Spotlight: Black Vinegar

The ingredient is a "cornerstone of Chinese cuisine," according to Chef Lane Li, the Chinese-born Owner and Executive Chef of Noodle Lane in Brooklyn, New York. Various Asian cuisines, beginning with

A plate of barbecued meats, bread, coleslaw, pickles and mac and cheese

For Many Black Chefs, Juneteenth Means Barbecue

Juneteenth, a contraction of the words "June" and "nineteenth," commemorates the date of the emancipation of slaves in Texas in 1865, with the arrival of the Union army to issue the order and to

A person uses a spatula to cook outside on a fiery grill

ICE Chefs' Father's Day Food Traditions

Most chefs, regardless of parental status, know that Mother's Day is actually one of the quintessential examples of a "food holiday." Whether it's brunch reservations at a fancy restaurant snagged

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Meet Hillery, ICE Alum & Former Admissions Director

I was one of the lucky ones in that my first professional job was here at The 51. I knew as I walked down the halls of the school for that first interview that this would

kwanzaa customary meat on a plate

The Culinary Traditions of Kwanzaa

A relatively new holiday, Kwanzaa's origins go back to 1966, during the Civil Rights Movement, when activist Maulana Karenga, Ph.D., made a holiday specifically for African-Americans. The name Kwanzaa

Chef Aaron Sanchez cooking in the demonstration kitchen at ICE's New York campus

Chef Aarón Sánchez Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month at ICE

Chef Aarón Sánchez says food is a beautiful way to honor one's heritage and family legacy. On Sept. 14, he shared that passion for food culture with ICE students to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month

Chef Lorne's round challah

Rosh Hashanah Food Traditions

Rosh Hashanah, known as the Jewish New Year, is upon us. It literally means “head of the year,” and it’s a time when people of Jewish faith celebrate the creation of the world and welcome good luck

A student presents the JB Prince gift card he won in the vaccination raffle.

ICE Hosts Vaccination Raffle

We partnered with JB Prince, a New York supplier of culinary tools and equipment for chefs and pastry professionals, to offer a variety of products and gift certificates as prizes for voluntary

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