The International Culinary Center Expands to the West Coast

Purchase of Professional Culinary Institute Creates The French Culinary Institute at The International Culinary Center in California

Nov 15, 2010, 20:00 ET from The International Culinary Center

NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Culinary Center, home of the world-renowned French Culinary Institute and The Italian Culinary Academy, is pleased to announce it will assume ownership and operation of The Professional Culinary Institute in Campbell, CA creating a new branch campus for the New York-based culinary institution.  As a result of this agreement, the new branch campus will be known as The French Culinary Institute of The International Culinary Center in California.

The establishment of The International Culinary Center in the San Francisco Bay Area is the latest manifestation of CEO & Founder Dorothy Cann Hamilton's vision to create a premier global brand of culinary & hospitality education, which has continued to grow under the guidance of its world-renowned faculty and Deans Jacques Pepin, Alain Sailhac, Andre Soltner, Jacques Torres, Cesare Casella, and Alan Richman.

The expansion of The International Culinary Center to the West Coast broadens the educational opportunities of current and prospective students with both geographic and curriculum options. Leveraging its extensive experience in food technology, time-tested curriculum and pulse on evolving culinary trends, The International Culinary Center in California will implement an expanded roster of programs in the coming months, including courses pertaining to career culinary, baking & pastry, wine, and international cuisines.  

"We are thrilled to extend the expertise and leadership of The International Culinary Center to the Pacific Coast and beyond," said Dorothy Cann Hamilton, CEO and Founder of The International Culinary Center. "A West Coast campus provides us with a wonderful opportunity to expose students to the rich agricultural and viticulture heritage of the Bay Area, while also offering another geographic base from which to explore other cuisines and cultures."

In addition to the West Coast campus, The International Culinary Center is also exploring additional avenues to provide knowledge and expertise to an ever-widening audience including new programs in the estate management arena as well as the potential expansion of international operations to Europe and Asia.

The International Culinary Center is headquartered at 462 Broadway, New York, NY, 10013. For more information, please visit or call (888) 324-CHEF. For additional information on The Professional Culinary Institute visit

About The International Culinary Center

The International Culinary Center is home to the legendary French Culinary Institute and the Italian Culinary Academy in New York City, and The International Culinary Center located in Campbell, CA. Its schools offer a wide variety of intensive courses designed for cooks and food enthusiasts of all skill levels: from those already in the business and those aspiring to be, to the serious amateur. Its state-of-the-art kitchens, classrooms and culinary theater house courses of all lengths in classic culinary arts, pastry arts, Italian studies, bread baking, culinary technology, wine studies, food writing and restaurant management. More than just a world-class culinary facility, The International Culinary Center is the place where the top talents in every culinary discipline from around the globe frequently visit to hone, discuss, and teach their craft to the next generation of elite chefs, food professionals and consumers. For more information, please visit

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