The Best Culinary Education Programs in the World

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Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or just starting out, it’s always helpful to pick up a few cooking tips. Luckily, there are plenty of experts who have put their kitchen knowledge to good use and can teach us a thing or two. Using Reddit’s r/cooking subreddit as a resource, we pulled together the best general cooking tips from chefs that will take your food-making to the next level.

Institute of Culinary Education (NYC and LA)

The premier culinary school in America, ICE offers eight to 13-month career training programs in Culinary Arts, Pastry & Baking Arts, or Culinary Management. With state-of-the-art facilities, a global curriculum, and a strong track record of job placement, ICE is the place to go for serious culinary study.

New York City has a lot to offer food lovers, from top-notch restaurants and trendy bars to bustling markets and delis. But it’s also a city full of classic dishes that have become true American icons. From a simple cheeseburger to a sloppy Joe or a hearty bowl of clam chowder, these recipes are so beloved that they’ve transcended national borders and cuisines.

Spain is a country of passionate cooks, from the flamenco dancers who twirl their way through dinner to the molecular whiz kids who are constantly pushing the envelope of flavor. Jamon Iberico — the cured ham that’s carved with clamps and a chainsaw — is an example of how traditional Spanish cuisine is rooted in history yet always looking forward. And, of course, there’s a ton of great snacks, from the savory escargot to the sweet churros to the refreshing gazpacho.

The Japanese bring the same precision to their food that they do to engineering. Whether you’re dining on a multicourse kaiseki meal or grabbing a quick bite at a ramen stand, you can be sure you’re getting the highest quality ingredients. In this review, Vedat Milor explores the peaks and valleys of a meal at Assiette Champenoise to get an insider’s view into Michelin-starred culinary genius.