International Culinary Center

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International Culinary Center
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The International Culinary Center.
TypePrivate for-profit culinary school

The International Culinary Center was a private for-profit culinary school headquartered in New York City. In 2020, it merged into the Institute of Culinary Education, also in New York City. It was founded as The French Culinary Institute by Dorothy Cann Hamilton in 1984 and has campuses in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] The facilities include professional kitchens for hands-on cooking and baking classes, specialized wine tasting classrooms, a library, theater, and event spaces.


New York City campus[edit]

This location includes L'Ecole restaurant on the ground floor and features fare from culinary program students, as well as a Culinary Theater that hosts events, forums, and lectures from graduates.[2] The International Culinary Center is also home to FCI Catering & Events, which creates and caters both on and off-premises private events.[3]

California campus[edit]

Opened in 2011, the center's California location is in Campbell, in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] The facilities consist of kitchens, a library, theaters, an event space and a wine tasting room, which hosts a sommelier training course. The facility is the former location of another culinary school, the Professional Culinary Institute.[4] This location closed in 2018.


In 1984 when the school first opened, it was visited by chef Julia Child, who reportedly arranged to have the school profiled on Good Morning America one week later.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b Norrie, Brenda (June 25, 2014). "Campbell facility: Don't stay out of the kitchen" (PDF). No. Volume 64, #26. Campbell Express. Retrieved 1 September 2014.
  2. ^ "The International Culinary Center".
  3. ^ "FCI Catering & Events".
  4. ^ a b Van Ells, Mara. "International Culinary Center celebrates four years in Campbell". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Carla Lalli Music Transcript". Cherry Bombe. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  6. ^ Leve, Ariel (2012-04-21). "Christina Tosi: 'My diet was crazy for the first 27 years of my life'". The Observer. ISSN 0029-7712. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  7. ^ "Top Chef Lee Anne Wong". Archived from the original on 2008-05-10.

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Coordinates: 40°43′15″N 74°0′1″W / 40.72083°N 74.00028°W / 40.72083; -74.00028