December 13, 2018 – New York, NY – 2019 marks the 35th anniversary of the International Culinary Center’s founding in New York City, and with it, over three decades of educating culinary, pastry and wine professionals for success in the industry. To celebrate this achievement and to continue their mission to train the next generation of culinary leaders and innovators, ICC is excited to announce the launch of a new scholarship—the ICC Professional Development Scholarship—to support the educational pursuits of professionals working, or with experience, in the culinary and hospitality industry. Over the next two years, ICC will award up to $720,000 in scholarships to industry professionals seeking to continue their education at the International Culinary Center in one of their four specialized programs of study—The Art of International Bread Baking, Intensive Sommelier Training, Cake Techniques & Design, and Culinary Entrepreneurship.
The ICC Professional Development Scholarship will provide continuing education opportunities for professionals either currently working in, or with past experience in, the culinary and hospitality industry to expand the scope and depth of their skills. Over 200 scholarships will be available from now until 2020 to enroll in ICC programs and receive certifications in bread baking, cake decorating or wine studies—or in the case of our Culinary Entrepreneurship program, a business plan to start a food business.
“ICC has always believed in helping industry professionals advance to the next step in their careers through continuing education. These special scholarship programs will help those who have already gained some experience in the food world an opportunity to enhance their skills in food business, bread baking, cake design and sommelier training. Expertise in one of these areas can help distinguish professionals in their job search and make them a far more desirable candidate to an employer.” –Leland Scruby, Vice President of Education.
Incoming students with verified industry experience on their resume and a letter from their present or past employer will be eligible to apply for these partial-tuition scholarships toward the Culinary Entrepreneurship program, or professional programs in bread baking, cake design, and sommelier training. Scholarship applications are now being accepted on an ongoing basis and will be awarded upon acceptance in eligible programs.
Interested applicants can learn more about the ICC Professional Development Scholarship and begin their application by visiting ICC’s website: culinarycenter.com/prodev.