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Welcome to the 51 - Online

Ranked No. 1 Culinary School in America*

Welcome to the online extension of the 51, an award-winning school with campuses in two of the world’s culinary capitals — New York City and Los Angeles — and a popular online culinary program.

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"America's Best Culinary School"

ICE, its faculty and alumni have been awarded top honors by the James Beard Foundation, the IACP, USA Today, The Daily Meal and more. Find out why an ICE education puts you in amazing company. [1]

17.9 K

Alumni

Our alumni run top kitchens around the globe, winning awards and transforming the future of culinary innovation. 88% report that their ICE education has proved somewhat or very important to their careers. [2]

45 +

Years

With more than 45 years of experience launching culinary careers, ICE is among the most respected culinary schools in Los Angeles and in America. In the last two years, ICE placed students in over 300 establishments, prompting praise from industry leaders. [3]

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Earn Your Diploma Online

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Online Curriculum Designed by Experts

Gain foundational, professional training — all from the convenience of your own home

ICE’s online diploma programs have been expertly designed by our team of chefs and educators from ICE's New York and Los Angeles campuses. These unique programs gives students who are unable to attend on-campus classes the skills and experience needed for a variety of roles at restaurants, hotels and other food service settings.

Online Culinary Programs

Our online culinary programs provide essential hands-on training in foundational principals of culinary arts or plant-based culinary arts — the theory, science, techniques, palate development and culinary business fundamentals. Our online arts programs also include an in-person industry externship where students get the opportunity to enhance their skills and gain real-world experience.

Online Business Programs

Our online business diploma programs — Restaurant & Culinary Management, and Hospitality & Hotel Management — focus on the business of food and hospitality, offering pragmatic training in business concept development, management, operations, marketing, finance and entrepreneurship to help students pursue successful long-term careers.

Why Students Enroll In Our Online Programs

• An ICE diploma is accredited and recognized worldwide by leading chefs and restaurateurs.
• Comprehensive curriculum delivered in proven online learning methods.
• Flexible, life-friendly virtual class schedules.
• Access to live culinary expert demos, lectures and networking events hosted at ICE campuses in NY and LA.
• ICE offers a supportive community environment plus an in-person commencement ceremony.

Take advantage of ICE

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Hear from Industry Experts

ICE offers a unique real-life view into what makes food businesses successful by providing students with online access to guest lectures at our New York and Los Angeles campuses.

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Meet Our Alumni

With 17,900+ alumni from our New York and Los Angeles campuses, and our online programs, ICE has a vibrant network of alumni for students to connect with, in person or virtually.

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Come To ICE

If you have questions about attending culinary school, visiting ICE in New York City or Los Angeles, or if you are a chef or culinary business owner interested in presenting to our students, we want to hear from you.

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