Culinary Education

Few restaurateurs or chefs can find success without some background in culinary education. Total Food Service gets the scoop on the latest Culinary Education news including new programs, classes, seminars, and events, as well as exclusive interviews with alumni from different culinary education institutions.

Adam Lathan, Founding Partner and Head of Cuisine at The Gumbo...

Alumni Spotlight: International Culinary Center Adam Lathan was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and started cooking at a young age, being taught traditional cooking...

Erica Barrett, Founder and CEO of Southern Culture Artisan Foods

Erica Barrett is the Founder and CEO of Southern Culture Artisan Foods, a breakfast lifestyle brand she started after visiting the grocery store and seeing that there was a lack of quality breakfast products on the shelf.

Katzie Guy-Hamilton, Owner of Clean Eats Dirty Desserts

Alumni Spotlight: International Culinary Center

NYC-Based ICC® Brings Fresh New Approach To Restaurant Management Education

New York City’s International Culinary Center® (ICC®) has continued to hear from its students about the challenges of bringing either culinary or business skills...

C-CAP Will Award Over $3,000,000 Nationwide In 2016

At the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) New York Awards Breakfast, C-CAP President Susan Robbins and C-CAP Founder Richard Grausman last month presented...

C-CAP Alumni Chef Awarded Culinary Exchange Scholarships to Japan and China

Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Announces The Gohan Society and The Joyce Chen and Helen Chen Foundation Fund Awards to Chef Brother Luck...

Jetro/Restaurant Depot Helps C-CAP Teachers Stay Connected To The Industry

As a part of the recipe for success, C-CAP provides professional development workshops. The hands-on and lecture-based workshops for teachers have covered knife skills,...
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Tuxton China Now A Sponsor For Careers Through Culinary Arts Program

This year, Tuxton China, a leading tabletop supplier to the foodservice industry, will become a sponsor for C-CAP and is donating a percentage of their total sales from the month of September to the Los Angeles location.
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ICC®’s Carney Brings Passion For Wine To Students At NYC Program

OK, so you know a lot about wine and would love to become a sommelier. But do you also have the knowledge of the thousands of wines that are out there, how to make a wine list, running a business and being a salesperson, all integral parts of the role of today’s sommelier?
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Patrice Vassell, Pastry Sous Chef at Telepan Restaurant, NYC

When she’s not in the kitchen, Chef Patrice Vassell regularly volunteers for C-CAP events and attends alumni events.
Justin Lee, Certified Sommelier

Justin Lee, Certified Sommelier

Alumni Spotlight: International Culinary Center® Justin Lee graduated from the Intensive Sommelier Program at ICC® in...
Joyce Appelman C-CAP

C-CAP NYC Grad Edwards Puts Her Stamp on Legendary Bakery

Jennifer Edwards is the Assistant Retail Manager of Dominique Ansel Bakery, leading a front-of-house team at Chef Dominique Ansel’s celebrated flagship bakery in the Soho section of Manhattan.

C-CAP Grad Pastry Chef Stephanie Grajales

Sampling Stephanie’s recent creations at an event, Susan Robbins, C-CAP’s President, noted, “Stephanie has tremendous talent and for those who don’t recognize women as Gods of the Food Industry, they should stop by the Ritz Carlton Central Park to see this rising star.”

Joyce Appelman C-CAP

Celeb Chefs To Judge C-CAP Recipe Contest For HS Chefs In Underserved Communities

High school students from underserved communities aspiring to become future celebrity chefs will face a...
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In Search Of Chocolate Making In Old NYC

By Michael Laiskonis—Creative Director, Institute of Culinary Education (ICE)  Early last year, as the ICE staff was...

Giovanna Delli Compagni Is First Female Winner Of The C-CAP 2016 Daniel Boulud Scholarship

On January 12th, Daniel Boulud hosted the C-CAP Culinary Competition at his restaurant Café Boulud to determine the lucky young chef who would receive a full-tuition scholarship to study at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France.

How Lives are Transformed Through the Culinary Arts

Originally from Dakar, Senegal, Executive Pastry Chef Mame Sow studied in a C-CAP program at New York’s Park West High School (now Food and Finance High School) and ultimately garnered a full-tuition scholarship to the celebrated French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) through C-CAP’s Cooking Competition for Scholarships.

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Marcus Samuelsson Talks New Cookbook And Building C-CAP Community

Last year at this time, James Beard award-winning chef, restaurateur, and author, Marcus Samuelsson became...
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Daniel Boulud Hosts C-CAP Competition For Scholarship

Daniel Boulud hosted the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Culinary Competition at Café Boulud...

Acclaimed Chef Daniel Humm to Receive the C-CAP Honors Award at Annual Benefit

Over Forty Chefs Gather for a Grand Tasting to Honor Daniel Humm and Raise Funds for Culinary Scholarships and Educational Programs

C-CAP Trade Talk with Carlton McCoy

Normally we don’t focus on Newsmakers outside of Metro New York, but C-CAP Grad & Wine Director, Carlton McCoy is an exception.

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ICC®’s Continuing Education Courses Advance Tech Game For Culinary Pros

The International Culinary Center® is breaking ground with the addition of new culinary technology courses...
Joyce Appelman C-CAP

High School Students Win AICR Scholarships for Healthy Small Plate Recipes

The winners successfully developed appetizers or small plate recipes that met AICR’s evidence-based guidelines on eating for lower cancer risk -- highlighting fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and other cancer-protective plant foods.
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C-CAP Honors Chef Michael Anthony, Hosts Grand Tasting

The Annual Benefit Raised Nearly $1,000,000 For Culinary Scholarships and Educational Programs On Wednesday, March...
Joyce Appelman C-CAP

Former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Dick Parsons and Restaurateur and Executive Chef Alexander Smalls to be Honored

Former Chairman and CEO of Time Warner Dick Parsons and Restaurateur and Executive Chef Alexander Smalls will be honored on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 at Chelsea Piers’ Pier Sixty at the Annual Benefit for Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), which is celebrating its 25th anniversary of transforming lives through the culinary arts.

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Summertime With C-CAP Job Internships

The Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) helped teens sharpen their culinary skills and get them...
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High School Chefs in Underserved Communities Create Noodle Delicacies

Outstanding culinary students from local public high schools were awarded scholarships to continue their culinary...
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Institute of Culinary Education Videos

The Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) is New York City's largest and most active center...

ICC’s Dorothy Cann Hamilton Entrepreneur of The Year

International Association of Culinary Professionals names ICC's Dorothy Cann Hamilton Entrepreneur/Business Person of the Year. Founder and CEO Hamilton to Launch "Drinks with Dorothy," a New Educational Conference Series

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NYC Culinary Students Turned Flour Into Gold

Over $590,000 In Culinary Scholarships And Opportunities Awarded By Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) Outstanding...
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Chef Michael Anthony To Be Honored At C-CAP Annual Benefit

Michael Anthony, Executive Chef of Gramercy Tavern, Untitled, and Studio Café at the Whitney Museum...
Joyce Appelman C-CAP

Kingsborough Community College Welcomes City High School Students For C-CAP Winter Chefs Hands-On Culinary Experience

During the coldest days in February, Kingsborough Community College warmly welcomed students  on-campus from high schools throughout the five boroughs for Winter Chefs, a week-long, hands-on culinary experience in partnership with the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP), Kingsborough Community College, and College Now.

Joyce Appelman C-CAP

Mentorship Matters

Anyone who has had a mentor will tell you that it changes your life; sometimes in ways you never imagined.

Grand Tasting Benefit: Careers Through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP)

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Chef Michael White was honored in front of 800 guests at the annual Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) grand tasting benefit. C-CAP’s culinary event showcases cuisine from an all-star lineup of New York City’s hottest chefs and restaurateurs, such as Marcus Samuelsson, Daniel Boulud, Bryce Shuman and Drew Nieporent as well as C-CAP alumni chefs, including “baker to the stars” Thiago Silva of The General, to raise funds to support scholarships, education and career opportunities for disadvantaged youth pursuing careers in the restaurant and foodservice industry.

Thinking of Opening a Food Business?

Thinking of opening a restaurant or food business? The International Culinary Center (ICC) in Manhattan has a course that can help you do just that.

Want to Upgrade Your Skills?

The International Culinary Center (ICC) in Manhattan is offering “Up Your Game,” for graduates of culinary school or people who have been in the industry one to three years.

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What’s It Like To Work In The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen?

Gaby Melian is hard to pin down with words because she’s so many things: chef, teacher, official Food Revolution ambassador and, most recently, assistant at the Bon Appétit test kitchen — the holy grail for test kitchen chefs.
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Borrowing Lessons From Architecture In The Pastry Kitchen

By Michael Laiskonis— Creative Director, Institute of Culinary Education In the past, I’ve written about the...
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The New Law That May Make Your Burger Even More Expensive

By Stephen Zagor — Dean of Restaurant & Culinary Management  Picture this: You’re a new sous...
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Life As A Culinary Student: Getting The Timing Right

Article By Kelly Newsome — Student, Culinary Arts, Institute of Culinary Education I’ve been thinking about getting Julia...
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Kick Off Your Culinary Career: 6 Tips on How

Article By Tessa Thompson — Career Services Advisor, Institute of Culinary Education Starting your culinary career is...
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Brooklyn’s City Tech Celebrates Culinary Program at Annual Gala [Photos]

The Annual Chefs City Tech event was held last month and featured the school’s annual salute to their student’s persistence and to fulfill their dreams held at the Janet Lefler Dining Room at City Tech in Brooklyn.

NOCHI Announces Team Of Chef-Educators

New Orleans Culinary & Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) is pleased to announce the recent staff appointments of Shawn Hanlin as Culinary Education Director, Allison Vines-Rushing as Culinary Arts Instructor, and Zak Miller as Baking & Pastry Arts Instructor.
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