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Career Programs at ICE

Discover Your Passion. Build Your Career.

In just six to 16 months, a life change can happen — that's how long it takes to launch a culinary career at the Institute of Culinary Education.

Award-Winning Career Training

Our programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts, and Restaurant & Culinary Management have launched more than 15,000 culinary careers across the country, in every facet of the food and hospitality industries. With 38,000 square feet of professional facilities in Los Angeles, and the introduction of an online Culinary Arts & Food Operations program, our goal is to help you find your culinary voice.

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Career Programs

Click through the below categories to learn more about ICE's award-winning career training options in Los Angeles. 

Why choose ICE?

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One-On-One Is Our Mantra

Our entire staff here at ICE is dedicated — to you. Your growth as an individual and a culinary professional is the measure of our success. Whether you’re interested in the culinary arts, baking and pastry, or restaurant management, our diverse, multifaceted programs at ICE will help you reach your goals. It's no wonder that 93% of alumni say they would recommend an ICE education to students interested in culinary careers. [1]

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Our Location and Network Make ALL the Difference

The culinary world agrees: Los Angeles is one of the most exciting food cities in America. With the opening of ICE Los Angeles in the historic Playhouse District of Pasadena, we’re excited to hang our toque in the City of Angels. From Michelin-starred restaurants to delicious cheap eats, Los Angeles does it all and does it well — really well — and leading chefs and restaurateurs know, respect and hire graduates of our school. Our award-winning diploma programs, including our online Culinary Arts & Food Operations program, provide you with diverse course work, hands-on learning, externships, job placement assistance, electives and extracurricular options, creating a program that is tailored to your passions.

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Online Culinary Training

Derived from ICE’s award-winning, on-campus program and developed by the chefs and educators from its New York City and Los Angeles locations, the online Culinary Arts & Food Operations diploma program provides professional training in the foundational principles of culinary arts. Students will explore the theory, science and techniques that form the basis of major cuisines. In addition, students will study the fundamentals of pastry and baking, restaurant management, operations and entrepreneurship.

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ICE Offers Food Business School

Your culinary aspirations may lead to managing, owning or starting a business. ICE offers the chance to earn not only a culinary school or baking and pastry school diploma, but also the opportunity to double major in Restaurant & Culinary Management, gaining two diplomas and the essential entrepreneurial skills you need to succeed. Moreover, our programs are designed to accommodate your motivation, providing tuition incentives for double majors.

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An ICE Education Opens Doors

ICE students have the opportunity to study in Los Angeles, one of the most exciting food cities in the U.S. and an ideal market to launch your culinary career, a process we facilitate through externships. In the culinary world, it’s all about who you know, and we have a strong network of award-winning restaurants, chefs and alumni to set you up for success. ICE alumni and instructors have won a variety of awards and gained recognition from organizations including the James Beard Foundation, Food & Wine, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, the American Culinary Federation and the IACP.