The Institute of Culinary Education was founded in 1975 and has consistently been rated a top culinary school. ICE curriculum is based on classic French culinary technique although the curriculum explores a number of global influences such as Thai, Indian, Japanese, Italian, and Spanish cuisine. A 2015 survey of ICE graduates found that 93 percent of alumni would recommend an ICE education to someone looking to launch a career in the culinary or hospitality fields. Notable Alumni include Gail Simmons, Marc Murphy, Maxime Bilet and Ivy Stark
Length of Study: The traditional, full-time culinary arts course spans eight months and consists of 650 instructional hours. Students are in the classroom for 440 hours and on their externships for 210 hours acquiring real-world experience in the culinary field. Weekend and evening classes are also available.
Cost of Tuition: $40,100. Tuition includes all food, uniforms, books, knives, culinary tool kit, Wine Essentials Series, electives, application fee, and all applicable taxes.