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Military & Veterans

Trade One Uniform You Love for Another

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Choose ICE for your career training, and you'll be in good company. We value your commitment to our country’s future. Likewise, we’re committed to helping you build your future with a comprehensive culinary or hospitality education and a successful career. There are a range of active duty, reserve and veteran's benefits available to ICE students at our New York and Los Angeles campuses.

Our Training is Anything but Basic

ICE offers a variety of career training programs — online or in-person at our New York and Los Angeles campuses — to make it as easy as possible for you to fit culinary school into your busy life. 

Our online programs include: Culinary Arts & Food Operations and Plant-Based Culinary Arts & Food Operations (online Pastry & Baking is coming soon). Our campus-based programs in New York and Los Angeles include: Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management and Hospitality & Hotel Management (New York only). Students enrolled online and those attending in person in NY or LA can earn a diploma. Students attending in LA have the option to pursue an associate degree. 

In just seven to 16 months, you could get a firm foundation in the discipline of your choice, either from the convenience of home or by attending an ICE campus in NY or LA.

But don't take our word for it, listen to what a student has to say.

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

What you need to know

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ICE Offers Military Personnel Tuition Assistance

We are proud to offer US military veterans tuition discounts. ICE's career training programs are approved by the New York State and California Approving Agencies to offer students:

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill® educational benefits available to veterans and other eligible parties from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). ICE's diploma and associate degree programs in Culinary Arts, Plant-Based Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Restaurant & Culinary Management and Hospitality & Hotel Management are eligible.
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ICE is Even More Affordable with Discounts on Tuition, Fees & Charges

Students taking any of ICE’s career training programs can receive an additional tuition discount on top of their military benefits upon presentation of appropriate military or veteran credentials.

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ICE Has You Covered – with Plenty of Housing Options

The ICE Student Housing program helps students find housing in New York and Los Angeles’ most vibrant communities. Options can include fully furnished dorms or apartments with short-term leases – conveniently located in the trendiest neighborhoods. We work with third-party housing vendors to ensure there are options for every budget. Click here for further details about ICE's student housing program.

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The World Is Your Oyster

From award-winning restaurateurs and chefs to food media leaders, hotel managers and entrepreneurs, our alumni continue to rank among the noteworthy names in the food and hospitality industries. Each year, ICE places students in hands-on industry externships at hundreds of establishments. ICE's Career Services department also helps with initial and ongoing job placement assistance, including weekly alumni newsletters alerting you to available job opportunities.