Think you could launch a successful business on a $300 budget? That’s just what ICE Pastry & Baking Arts alum Julian Plyter did, selling his whimsical ice cream sandwiches at the Hester Street Fair before opening a storefront for his beloved Melt Bakery on the Lower East Side. From sustainable, locally sourced ingredients to an innovative business strategy, there are more than a few ingredients fueling Julian’s ice cream dreams. We caught up with this entrepreneurial alum to learn more about his professional path.
What was your career path prior to enrolling at ICE?
I was working as an arts administrator for a major NYC orchestra for just over eight years. As a career changer, what really attracted me to ICE was the solid curriculum combined with the flexibility of scheduling options!
Read on to learn how Julian's ICE externship shaped his path to pastry entrepreneurship.