International Culinary of Arts



1984年に設立されたNew York 


New York City. Here is where the International Culinary Center story began in 1984, with the founding of The French Culinary Institute, and it's where our tradition of excellence continues to this day. Our faculty and deans have spent more than 25 years creating and evolving the curricula, expanding the facilities, and building our ties to industry professionals in New York City and around the globe—all so the International Culinary Center can offer aspiring chefs a challenging and rewarding culinary education that comes with a world-class pedigree.

The International Culinary Center's New York culinary school offerings span every facet of the industry, from chef training programs in culinary artspastry artsbread baking, and cake design to specialized courses in wine studies and restaurant management. Amateur cooking classes give home cooks access to intensive, hands-on training taught by the same instructors who instruct our career students, and in the same modern kitchens.

At the International Culinary Center, culinary immersion isn't restricted to what's taught inside the classroom. For students in career programs, extracurricular activities include watching demos with visiting chefs in the International Culinary Theater, browsing the library's extensive collection of books and periodicals, and taking a student club outing to the latest culinary hotspot.

And outside the walls of the school, the city beckons. The International Culinary Center's New York culinary school is located in what is arguably the most celebrated culinary destination in the world. As students make their way through each level of their education, they have at their fingertips a vibrant food scene, with access to international cuisines, four-star restaurants, and trend-setting chefs just a short walk or subway ride away.

Swirl, Sip, Taste and Learn

Pop open a bottle and bring your wine, beer and spirit senses to new heights with ICE’s classes for libation lovers of every level. Whether you’re no stranger to life’s liquid pleasures, or you’re swirling and spitting for the first time, join us for beginner to advanced instruction on worldly wines, the perfect meal pairings and the ultimate beer and cheese guide. Grab a friend or come solo to shake, mingle and sip your way to becoming an ‘at-home’ mixologist!

Below is a sampling of some of ICE's upcoming Wine and Beverage classes. Note: all students must be 21 years of age or older to register.

Wine Essentials

with Richard Vayda
Tuesdays, Nov 12-Dec 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Thurs-Sat, Dec 5-14, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesdays, Jan 7-Feb11, 6:30-8:30pm
Thurs-Sat, Jan 23-Febr 1, 6:30-8:30pm

$495 • 6 sessions
This 6-week course, created by ICE’s Director of Wine Studies, Richard Vayda, uses grape varietals as well as wine making regions, as a key to under-standing the full wine spectrum. You will receive a thorough introduction to wine making, tasting, laws and labeling, as you learn about wine components and taste some of the world’s most celebrated wines. Limited to 32 students.

Session 1:Wine Making & Tasting Basics
Session 2:France: The Wines & Grapes of Burgundy & Bordeaux
Session 3: The Major Wines & Varietals of Italy
Session 4: Spanish & Warm Climate Wines
Session 5: West Coast & New World Wines
Session 6: A Tour of Sparkling Wine
Click here to register.

For students who have completed the Wine Essentials program and wish to take the Wine Exam, please click here to get started.

Advanced Wine Essentials

with Richard Vayda
Mondays, Jan. 6 - Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30pm
$325 • 4 sessions
This 4-week continuation of the Wine Essentials I series offers in-depth exploration and tastings of some of the world’s more interesting and unusual wines. Studies will include an expanded array of lesser known varietals and wines, as each class concentrates on one wine category and delves into the wines’ production, characteristics, and uses, including discussions of food and wine pairing. Prerequisite: Wine Essentials I.

Session 1: White Wines, Tasting of Interesting Wine Aromatic & Fruity Wines
Session 2: Red Wines, Comparison of Wines from Old & New World Regions
Session 3: Off Dry to Sweet, Exploration of Rieslings to Cru Classé Sauternes
Session 4: Fortified Wines: Wines from Vermouths & Sherries to Madeiras & Portos
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Introduction to Wine

wtih Richard Vayda
Wednesdays, Dec. 4-Dec. 11, 6:30-8:30pm
$160 • 2 sessions
This class, crafted by ICE's resident sommelier Richard Vayda, is tailored to the wine novice who wants a quick, fun and basic introduction to the world of the grape. You'll learn the fundamentals of wine, wine tasting and appreciation, which will start you on the road to critically judging wine color, aroma, flavor, and body. You’ll discover the meaning of such wine concepts as dryness, acidity, fruitiness, tannins, varietals, vintages, and more. Participants interested in continuing their exploration of wine are encouraged to go on to Wine Essentials.

Reserves from the ICE Cellar

with Richard Vayda
Saturday, January 11, 6:30-8:30pm
$130 • 1 session
ICE's resident sommelier, Richard Vayda, raids the cellar for this spectacular bi-annual tasting of selected premium wines. You will enjoy Cru Burgundies and Bordeaux, aged American Pinots and Cabernets, and other gems in a side-by-side tasting. The evening will start with a delicious sparkling wine, followed by samplings of an ever-varying collection from around the world, and end, of course, with a decanter of vintage dessert wine. Selections change from year to year. You will also enjoy fine cheeses and other nibbles to enjoy the unique beverage selections.
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Preventing Bar Theft

with Anthony Caporale
Monday, January 13, 6:30-8:30pm
$100 • 1 session

The National Restaurant Association estimates that employee theft accounts for about 75% of a restaurant’s inventory losses, an amount equal to over 3% of annual sales or up to one-third of your profit margin. Let Anthony Caporale, beverage management expert and host of Art of the Drink TV, show you how to prevent these losses and find out what really goes on behind your bar and behind your back. You’ll learn both the more common and lesser-known ways employees steal from your restaurant, run actual bar scams in hands-on simulations, and discover the most effective ways of countering theft. This comprehensive course will give you the tools you need to run a clean, profitable bar.
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How to Open a Bar

with Anthony Caporale
Saturday, January 25, 10am-6pm
$150 • 1 session
As a bar owner, have you ever felt like the extent of your dreams is only surpassed by your questions on how to realize
them? This class is specifically designed to provide those answers and help you achieve your goals. Join Anthony Caporale,
nationally recognized beverage consultant, as he guides you through the steps that will lead you to a successful bar opening. He’ll share decades of real-world experience earned by opening over a dozen major venues, and separate fact from fiction to help you avoid common mistakes and misperceptions.

Topics covered will include:

• Defining a Successful Bar
• Developing Your Ideal Concept
• Budget Management: How Much Will You Need and Where Can You Get It?
• Equipment Layout and Design
• Product Selection: Beer, Wine, and Spirits
• Creating A Profitable Operating Plan
• Inventory Management: Reducing Cost and Increasing Control
• Glassware Management: Minimizing Your Expenses
• Choosing the Right Tools and Supplies
• Money-Making Cocktail Creation and Recipe Costs
• Staff Management: Hiring and Training
• Staff Management: Policies and Procedures
• Moving In: Final Setup for a Profitable Bar
• Beverage Industry Trends
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How to Love Lambrusco

Joe Campanale
Monday, January 27, 6:30-8:30pm
$85 • 1 session
Lambrusco is the one of the most popular yet most misunderstood wines of Italy. With its ancient roots, mass-expansion during the 70s and 80s and current day move towards high-quality and natural winemaking, Lambrusco has undergone a remarkable evolution. Join Beverage Director Joe Campanale (of L'Apicio, L'Artusi, dell'anima and Anfora) as he takes you through the history, production methods, wine pairing tips, styles and tastes of this iconic and effervescent Italian wine.
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The Riches and Glories of Bordeaux

Richard Vayda
Thursday, February 13, 6:30-8:30pm
$90 • 1 session
This course covers the extraordinary variety of wines that prevail in Bordeaux, from the great châteaux of the Médoc to the older and lesser-known production from smaller regions. You’ll learn about wines from the areas in the west and south of Bordeaux that produce magnificent wines that often sell at a fraction of the price of their more illustrious neighbors.
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ICE Center for Wine Studies

The ICE Center for Wine Studies in NYC is designed to build your understanding, awareness, and appreciation for the whole spectrum of wine, as well as other beverages such as beer, spirits, and sake.

The course includes a mix of one-session, two-session and six-session classes. The most in-depth wine tasting class at The Institute is the Wine Essentials class, which meets once a week for six weeks, with each session dedicated to a particular topic, such as Bordeaux or sparkling and dessert wines. The school's Wine and Food Workshops teach students to enjoy wines in combination with food. There are also classes on the wines of France, Italy and the west coast of the United States, and the ever-popular Introduction to Wine. In short, whatever your wine tastes and needs, there is a class at ICE to fulfill them.

ICE has also added a new dimension to the program: certificates. The first level of certification is called the Premier Cru Certificate, and the advanced second level is titled the Grand Cru Certificate. Earning these is a way to affirm your newfound knowledge and sample a globe's worth of great wine.

Our wine tasting roomƒ is a 900 square-foot facility with full ventilation (so cooking odors from the pastry kitchens don't intrude), bright incandescent light and white tabletops (for accurate wine viewing). The instructors of The Institute who teach our wine tastings and classes, as well as our beer and spirits classes are some of the most competent and celebrated in all of New York City.

For students who have completed the Wine Essentials program and wish to take the Wine Exam, please click here to get started.