#1 Institute of Culinary Education, New York City from The 10 Best Culinary Schools in America

The 10 Best Culinary Schools in America

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#1 Institute of Culinary Education, New York City

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 

Degree Programs: Culinary Arts; Pastry and Arts, Culinary Management, Hospitality Management

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.