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The International Culinary Center is a private, for-profit culinary school headquartered in Campbell, California. 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.

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


New York City campusEdit

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 campusEdit

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]


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 alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b Norrie, Brenda (June 25, 2014). "Campbell facility: Don't stay out of the kitchen" (PDF) (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.

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