International Culinary Center

Local Cooking Classes is pleased to announce the inclusion of the International Culinary Center in our list of Top Culinary Programs in 2015.  Our research team has analyzed many culinary programs in 2015 and has included only the top culinary schools based on our findings. Our 2015 winners can be trusted to offer excellent training at a fair value while still maintaining an innovative edge in the culinary field. The ICC staff provides a world-class teaching environment which is personal and individualized thanks to their low student to teacher ratio. We want to congratulate the team at ICC for maintaining one of the highest standards in the culinary field and always continuing to push the creative boundaries within culinary arts.


International Culinary Center

New York Location
462 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
NY: (888) 324-2433

California Location
700 West Hamilton Ave
Campbell, CA 95008
CA: (866) 318-2433

Programs at International Culinary Center

- Professional Culinary Arts
– Professional Culinary Arts + Farm-To-Table
– Professional Pastry Arts
– Italian Culinary Experience
– Spanish Culinary Arts (offered in New York City only)
– Cake Techniques & Design (offered in New York City only)
– Art of International Bread Baking (offered in New York City only)
– Intensive Sommelier Training
– Culinary Entrepreneurship (offered in New York City only)

Founded in 1984 as The French Culinary Institute in Soho, New York City, the International Culinary Center has welcomed students from more than 80 countries around the world. The global expert in culinary and wine education, ICC has trained such celebrated chefs as Bobby Flay, David Chang, Wylie Dufresne and Christina Tosi. Whether the focus is Professional Culinary, Pastry Arts, Cake Design, Bread Baking, Italian Culinary, Spanish Culinary or Wine Studies, an ICC graduate leaves with the credentials, confidence and global connections for a rising career.

The secret to ICC’s award-winning program? A trademark Total Immersion℠ curriculum with hands-on instruction that transforms students from novice to professional skill levels in just six months, including real-world experience.

The school’s deans are cooking legends—such as Jacques Pépin, Jacques Torres, José Andrés—and a low student-to-teacher ratio assures students get the attention needed to flourish. An advisor assists on everything from visas to housing, while premium facilities ensure each student gets both kitchen space and support not found at larger schools. More than 90% of students graduate.

The ICC experience reaches far beyond the kitchen. With locations in the culinary capital of Manhattan, California’s lush Silicon Valley and Emilia-Romagna, Italy, students have access to some of the best restaurants, vineyards and chefs.

A College Degree + Culinary Diploma

ICC students can transfer as many as 60 credits toward a Bachelor’s Degree at The New School, a highly respected university known for Parsons School for Design. Like ICC, New School furthers the notion of small classrooms and collaboration, scheduling is flexible with full-time, part-time and online options.

ICC Helps you Plan a Career

Both ICC students and alumni benefit from our individualized and ongoing career services. At any point in your career, you can take advantage of one-on-one career advice, peruse the online Job Menu or attend one of the biannual on-site career fairs at the New York and California campuses. Many of our graduates work in top restaurants, hotels, catering and corporate dining, as well as private chefs or in management and media, including magazines, book publishing, blogging and television.

A Powerful Alumni Network

ICC’s 15,000 alumni include Mark Vetri, Dan Barber, Josh Skenes, Hooni Kim, Daisy Martinez and others, creating a remarkable hiring network for ICC’s graduates. Our enterprising graduates work in every facet of the food industry, including TV, publishing, recipe development, food styling, management and, of course, restaurants. Many return to do cooking demos and take advantage of ongoing career services.

Graduation in NYC’s Iconic Carnegie Hall

ICC is the only culinary school to hold commencement in Carnegie Hall, one of the most prestigious venues across the globe. Students are joined by deans, faculty and luminaries like Thomas Keller and Bobby Flay for this annual event. It is a fitting tribute to dedicated graduates, and a proper send-off to the chefs, professionals and sommeliers who will change the culinary world forever.