Students prepare cookies in pastry school at the 51

Recent College Students and Graduates

Make ICE Your Next Step

Recent college students and college graduates represent a growing percentage of the ICE student body. Why? Times are changing. Many people go to college as their first step after high school, then decide a hands-on career in food and hospitality is what they truly want. US college graduates and their counterparts from around the world come to ICE to pursue their culinary career ambitions. If you’re looking to turn your passion into a profession, ICE is the perfect place to start.

Looking for a Career You Can Love? Consider Culinary School.

If you like to cook and eat, and the thought of expressing yourself through food excites you, ICE will help you find your culinary voice and launch a career in the food industry. Many of our students are college graduates or were recently in college and chose to attend ICE as a next step in transitioning into professional life. If you’re looking to further your education, we're confident you’ll feel at home in our kitchen classrooms!

Explore career opportunities insideԻoutside the kitchen where ICE alumni have succeeded.

Why choose ICE?

Osso buco is one of the dishes featured in the culinary arts curriculum at the 51

A Tradition of Recognition

ICE is an award-winning institution. Our Chef-Instructors, hospitality and management instructors, alumni and students are award winners too, having earned recognition and praise in their respective fields.

At ICE, you can discover, develop and follow your culinary voice, no matter where your career path may lead, be it chef, baker, journalist or hospitality manager. Here, you are exposed to a diverse and vibrant world of food through contact with prominent industry professionals and opportunities to work in leading establishments in New York, Los Angeles, and beyond.

A culinary arts student breaks down a fish in class at the 51

A Solid Culinary or Hospitality Foundation

In a year or less, you can have a firm foundation in the culinary or hospitality area of your choice. With a chance to explore your own interests and individual passion through an externship that puts you in the market, you can gain the skills and confidence you need to begin a successful career. Once you’re an ICE graduate, you'll have access to ongoing job placement assistance, professional development and networking opportunities.

Walk through our doors and feel the excitement that comes with starting your journey.