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Faculty Profiles

Meet Our Chefs & Instructors


Our talented instructors come from a variety of backgrounds and are one of the key ingredients in ICE’s unique recipe for award-winning culinary and hospitality education.

Some have worked in America’s finest restaurants. Others have won James Beard Awards, and still others have opened and operated their own hospitality or food businesses.

All of our faculty members bring an incredible range of skills into the classroom. With their extensive networks and experience, our instructors are respected experts in the industry. Beyond their impressive credentials, our chefs and management instructors share an unwavering dedication to their students and a deep commitment to teaching. Individual student attention, peerless education and generosity of spirit are the hallmarks of our faculty members.

Click through the profiles below to learn more about our instructors.

Herve Guillard is the lead chef of Pastry & Baking Arts at ICE.

Herve Guillard

Director of Education
Lead Chef, Pastry & Baking Arts
Missy Smith-Chapman is a chef at ICE

Missy Smith-Chapman

Lead Chef, Health-Supportive Culinary Arts
Mishel LeDoux is the Director of Hospitality and Restaurant Management.

Mishel LeDoux

Director of Restaurant & Hospitality Management
Nichole Basmajian

Nichole Basmajian

Chef-Instructor, Culinary Arts
Shawn Matijevich, Lead Chef for Online Culinary Arts & Food Operations

Shawn Matijevich

Lead Chef for Online Culinary Arts & Food Operations
Chef Bridget Vickers

Bridget Vickers

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Chef Stephen Chavez

Stephen Chavez

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Norma Salazar is a Pastry & Baking Arts chef-instructor at ICE's Los Angeles campus.

Norma Arellano-Salazar

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
Andrey Godzhik

Andrey Godzhik

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Joy Meyer is a Restaurant & Culinary Management instructor at ICE's Los Angeles campus.

Joy Meyer

Instructor, Restaurant & Culinary Management
Chef-Instructor Sohrob Esmaili

Sohrob Esmaili

Chef-Instructor, Pastry & Baking Arts
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