Our Story

International Culinary Studio (ICS) is a proud initiative of Culinary Professionals and Educators who have recognized the need for both Industry Professionals and remote site students to have access to Internationally Accredited Chefs Qualifications. Without the requirement of attending daily classes in a face-to-face teaching environment.

The founders of International Culinary Studio (ICS) have all been involved in the Hospitality Industry; with extensive local and international Chef experience, including education and training experience spanning over 30 years each. Their impressive international network of Hospitality of Culinary Professionals is a result of lifelong friendships and connections made and cherished from all over the world.

We came together and designed this system that gives you access to blended learning on different levels so that you can get the qualifications you need to succeed and immediately put your Culinary dreams within reach.

Based in the flourishing city of Christchurch, New Zealand, we are surrounded by a city that has gone and continues to undergo an amazing transformation. Since the devastating 2011 earthquakes, we have been exposed to an emergence of brilliant new systems, methods and technology – it is an exciting time for teaching and learning.

Traditional training methods often require students to make the costly and often unaffordable move of relocating to a city where a course is offered. It may also require Industry Professionals to take unpaid leave in order to attend classes so that they may upskill or formalize their education as required, which is more often than not – impossible. Leaving professionals stuck on the same skill level and qualification – for life.

Being a Chef is a life-long learning experience and being able to study in a community of your peers from all over the world is a cutting-edge concept that opens doors to Culinary world on a global scale, that was simply not possible before.

No matter whether you are a Hospitality Industry Professional, an inspired Kitchen Enthusiast or a Certified Chef at ICS, you can progress to the next level right now – from wherever you are in the world. From the comfort of your very own kitchen!

We believe the most successful Chefs in the world are the ones willing to try new things, and to incorporate technology with their creativity, to be the best in their field.

  • Online platform that is fun, exciting and user friendly – Anyone can navigate it
  • Live streaming of webinars from our on-site training kitchen
  • The latest high tech training environment ever seen in a Chef college
  • Instructor Chefs are available to assist you every step of the way
  • Upskill from your kitchen at home or workplace
  • Graduate with real skills that will give you the competitive edge you need to succeed
  • Qualifications that will give you confidence and pride
  • Increase earning potential from your own home
  • Work at your own pace with the course material
  • Earn and Learn at the same time
  • Take charge of your future and get the Qualifications you deserve
  • We bring our classroom to your kitchen

International Culinary Studio looks forward to inspiring your to reach your culinary dreams!