The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has launched the 16-month Culinary Arts & Food Operations Online Diploma Program, offering aspiring culinary professionals the opportunity to access comprehensive training from their own kitchens.
With campuses in Pasadena and New York, the new ICE program is currently available to California residents and is on track to soon become accessible in eight additional states with more to follow.
“As a student of ICE, you’re not just gaining access to a professional and comprehensive education. Students can tap into the extensive network of ICE alumni, career services and extracurricular activities for enriched learning and career advancement,” said Lachlan Sands, president of the Pasadena campus.
“Experts from all over the world come to ICE to teach, lecture and cook for students providing exclusive learning opportunities with successful chefs and culinary entrepreneurs,” Sands saids.
Derived from ICE’s award-winning, on-campus program and developed by the chefs and educators from its New York City and Pasadena locations, the online curriculum provides professional training in the foundational principles of culinary arts. Students will be able to explore the theory, science and techniques that form the basis of major cuisines. In addition, students will study the fundamentals of pastry and baking and restaurant management.
Each week students will cook a variety of dishes and cuisines during culinary labs, attend interactive lectures and discussions, work on projects, watch videos, read texts, explore techniques and hone skills that are the foundation of fine cooking.
ICE has partnered with meez, the all-in-one recipe tool for professional chefs, to give students access to digital, interactive recipes with photos and videos embedded and built-in yields and conversions for scaling and costing.
To facilitate continuous learning, ICE students will be assessed through multiple weekly touchpoints with their chef-instructors, receiving regular personalized feedback throughout the course. After completing the curriculum, students will be matched with a restaurant or food-related business, with help from ICE’s career services team, where they will apply the principles and techniques they studied to a hands-on externship to gain experience in the field.
As the only culinary institute located in two of America’s major culinary capitals, New York City and Pasadena, ICE has a vast and growing professional network that all students can take advantage of. The career services team has connected thousands of graduates with jobs throughout the industry, and now they will be available to offer continued assistance to ICE’s online diploma graduates as well.
More than 15,000 students have graduated from ICE, and alumni have gone on to become award-winning chefs, successful culinary entrepreneurs, esteemed food writers and talented pastry experts.
Students of the Culinary Arts & Food Operations Online Diploma Program can take part in events and continuing education opportunities at the NYC and Pasadena campuses, including graduation, professional development classes, demonstrations, lectures, and additional career programs.